Brian Chung was in Toronto, at the Music Teachers National Association conference. He e-mailed me on his Blackberry, and came over to the house an hour later, squeezing in 15 minutes of social time.
On our last visit, Brian had mentioned that he was working on a book “Improvisation at the Piano“. This was targeted at getting classical musicians into improvisation — not normally one of their strengths. At the conference, he formally launched the book. One of the key speakers said that this book should become a new standard in classical music programs. That’s well-deserved recognition for a side project that Brian has been working on for a few years.