I want to introduce myself and get started with this new blog. My name is Jean and I am a musicologist and I teach music courses both online and face-to-face for various community colleges in southern California. I love all styles of music and especially how music reflects culture and a society. I am a pianist, sing, and conduct. When I’m not making or teaching about music I love to ride my bike, visit art galleries and museums, read and spend time with family and friends. I love animals of all sorts and I have two curious cats at home. I am looking forward to diving in to this course with everyone.