Happy 2015, friends! I hope the holidays treated you well and you’ve emerged on the other side, generally unscathed and ready to take on 2015 with a vengeance. You might be wondering, why does Yuki have all this unfamiliar energy?! Well, the boys and I went to Vancouver for the holidays and my parents gave us a much-needed and much-appreciated break from LIFE. They stole as many moments as possible with Ko which meant that Kyle and I were free to practice, go to the gym, and, you know, do all those things grownups do…like sleep in. Oh what? You were thinking something else? Get your mind out of the gutter!


We’re back in Buffalo now and the news for the month is that Buffalo String Works is back in session and we’re rarin’ to go! My colleagues Ginny Barron and Elise Golove and I started and after-school violin program that provides musical opportunities to Buffalo’s refugee population. We opened our doors in September 2014 with 16 kids and we just added another 17 students to our program this week! Super awesome stuff! If you’re interested in checking us out, here we are on the world wide web: www.buffalostringworks.org.

Posted on January 18, 2015 .