Shared MusingsHere are my shared musings. I hope they will provide something to think about and provide a hopeful vision of what is possible in this complex and constantly changing world.
Blog: “A personal website or web page on which an individual records opinion on a regular basis.”So, here are some of my opinions – also insights, observations and hopefully helpful suggestions. This is the first forum I have used to share my thoughts publicly and many will soon be summarized in book form and also public lectures captured on video.
Dear friends: Some of you may know that I am an enthusiastic squash player … and former two-time Minnesota State B Doubles champion and recent finalist, so I am still competing …. I suppose that’s ‘enthusiastic' .... On May 19th at the Minneapolis Club, I’m taking...read more
After many years as a performer and teacher, I was recently prompted to write a book, the idea for which had simmered within me for quite a while. I had a real desire to share with a wider audience my discoveries about creativity and music, and how my life had shaped these insights. But my writing had to reflect the need for increased imagination and the range of emotion I was advocating. This is when I learned a wonderful new lesson.read more
The Zephyr Theatre is excited to partner with pianist, teacher and author Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell. You are cordially invited to attend an invitation only concert to celebrate music, theatre and creativity on Thursday, June 15th at 7:30 p.m....read more
Dear Friends, Here is a link to the YouTube video of the premiere performance of my new new piano composition “Alexander’s Bachiana”. I composed it to honor my father Alexander Kettlewell Scott, who died April 22, 2015, and put the finishing touches on the piece on...read more
It is strange to be writing in Minnesota, having left New England at the height of summer, and now to see images of a region inundated by snow and more snow, in record amounts. Many thought it was funny for me to choose to move to Minnesota, anticipating a worsening...read more
Singing is the most direct musical expression of the human soul— the voice telling the stories and the feelings of people, amplified by melodies which add dimensions of emotion and spirit. As musical instruments developed alongside this ancient vocal tradition, they...read more