In 2009, while I was still waiting for my Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) to be activated, I spent a week in the tropical heat of a Kansas summer teaching music at a special needs summer camp.

Patrick giving a banjo lesson at Camp Adventure 2010
The author with a student at Camp Adventure. Kansas, 2009

Playing music when you are nearly deaf is a challenge. Teaching music in…

As a lifelong musician/cheesy movie fan, the theremin has always had a special place in my heart. The only thing that kept me from getting one was the instruments notorious difficulty.

That and the fact that I had no idea where to begin.

So, what is a theremin? The history…

Patrick Costello

A broken cyborg awaiting repairs.

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