My name is Lisa Rest. I started playing piano at the age of two. When I was six or seven years old, after I had my first piano lesson and learned the names of the keys I had been playing for so long, my father tested me because he suspected I had perfect pitch. There were a few practical uses such as tuning my guitar or in later years tuning my Fender Rhodes piano, but I never dreamed my ear would someday inspire me to study birds and in particular their relationship with music. So this blog is about the birds and all they have taught me about music, about themselves, and about people and our relationship with the world we share with birds and other creatures.
I’m still new at this and it’s taking me a while to get comfortable with the whole process. My gracious blog host has suggested I give you an idea of how often to expect a post from me, so for the statistically-minded, I am posting on the average once a week – and now, the disclaimer: it seems to be all I can manage after working full time, getting in a swim or two at the health club, and time spent with my birds (cleaning, feeding, and yes, making music with them).
Many thanks to Grant Strombeck for helping me figure out the audio files were in wav format; I now have them all converted to MP3’s.