In My Own Words
Thoughts on Education, Artistry, and Leadership

My blog includes my #BuildingBetterBrains project, articles I've been invited to contribute, and remarks from events at which I have been asked to speak, in addition to comments written specifically for my web audience.

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Daniel displays a fully disassembled Schulmerich C4 handbell.

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During the filming of the Auld Lang Syne new year video I encountered a minor disruption when the restraining spring broke inside the F3. This rendered the instrument unplayable. Fortunately, I had the proper part, tools, and knowledge to quickly get up and running.

Daniel unboxes the ridiculously huge aluminum C2 handbell from Malmark.

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While I work to expand the accessibility of handbells and musicianship, it is a privilege to also expand the literal range of handbell instruments I get to use in that mission.

Daniel M. Reck performs a quartet arrangement of Auld Lang Syne on handbells and handchimes.

As promised, the next video you are watching is from the new studio. There is still much work to be done, but it is exciting to be back in production!

Throughout my #BuildBetterBrains educational series I have said thanks many times. I was taught early in life to be appreciative of the things people do for me, so this is not a platitude. My appreciation of you and your support is heartfelt.

Lesson 4 for playing Evevning Prayer from Hansel and Gretel.

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Finally, at long last, I have wrapped up the tutorial for the introductory measures of “Evening Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel. Everyone who has been following along over the last few months should now be able to play through the entire tune!