Featured Album

Home and Away

“Graceful music by a pianist with an exquisite touch. Beautiful, just beautiful.” Marian McPartland, NPR Piano Jazz EPK, Home and Away Direct from the Artist Robin on Pandora (North America, Australia, New Zealand) Stream on Apple Music Robin on Spotify Robin Meloy Goldsby’s elegant album of acoustic solo piano music, Home and Away, takes the listener […]

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Featured Book

Manhattan Road Trip: Short Stories

Manhattan Road Trip: Short Stories In Robin Meloy Goldsby’s musical tales of passion, wild success and gut-wrenching regret, a classical pianist battles middle age and Rachmaninoff; a bebop saxophonist struggles with a varmint sharing her New York City apartment; and a cellist performs Mozart for her mentally ill mother. Filled with the biting humor and […]

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The Bear

In 1966 I play my first piano recital. Scheduled to perform the Bach Minuet in G, I begin the piece. I have practiced efficiently, memorized the music, and prepared for the recital by performing in front of other students.

I am nine years old.

The Minuet in G has two “A” sections and two “B” sections—the form is AABB. I plow through the first half of the piece perfectly, gaining more confidence with every note I toss behind me. Puffed up and full of pride, I finish the first half and launch into the second section. !The first note of the second section is a B natural.