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Time to Find Your Zen Center... Again

There is this misguided idea in the world that, once someone becomes a Zen Master, they’ve reached a destination where they no longer have to work at anything. 1,203 more words

Music

The Psychology of Music and Self-Perception

“Hey, great show! Love seeing your band, and I really enjoy your drumming.”

If you have ever played a show at a club, and then had someone say something like this to you after, then you know the feeling. 2,320 more words

Music

A Final Look: Conducting "Belle," From Cajun Folk Songs

When looking back on my final conducting, I felt very proud in making it all the way through the piece. I conducted the second movement from Cajun Folk Songs, “Belle.” This movement included many meter changes and the melody moved around the ensemble, from instrument to instrument. 1,016 more words

Learning

Helping a Friend: Playing on Charlotte's Recital

Last semester, Charlotte asked me if I would play a duet with her on her senior recital. In another post, you might have seen that Charlotte and I had shared a recital. 145 more words

Spring2018

PTH 18 April 2018 - Teaching Composing Skills

During this session the #pianoteachershour members discussed incorporating composing skills into their instrumental teaching. Some participants already did this, to a variety of degrees, and some didn’t. 259 more words

Professional Development

Apps for Musicians! The Ear Gym!

In the interest of trying things out, I’d thought I’d give a try to trying things. Hopefully that made sense!

I’ve loaded and deleted lots of apps over the ages as I have a little, little phone with not much room and I just keep a few in play. 117 more words

The art of musicianship

When some offensive lineman tussles unnecessarily with the quarterback, or the hitter at bat beats up a ref who called a clear ball a strike, the behavior goes down as ‘unsportsmanlike.’ Good sportsmanship is one of the primary lessons we’re told sports teaches our young children: the ability to compete, to lose, to handle it gracefully, congratulate your competitors, practice harder, and turn your face to the next game. 968 more words