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10 Reasons I'm Thankful for Dragon Boating

As it is Thanksgiving in the United States, I can’t help but think about all the reasons I’m thankful for dragon boating. Like most people, when I first picked up a paddle years ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. 860 more words


Nadia and Jascha

By: Daniela Shemer 

I have a strange habit of practicing scales while watching clips of top gymnasts. Particularly of Nadia Comaneci, probably the most famous gymnast of all times and the first ever to achieve a score of… 529 more words


What is calling out for this?

At a recent lesson I noticed the above statements at the top of my student’s assignment. I remembered writing these words, but a week later stared at them as my student warmed up, startled by how directly they spoke to my own practice. 743 more words


Off the cuff fiction

I was on star trek! Oh aye! I bloody was, they had a secret sector for which if i told ya, i’d ‘ave to blood kill ya! 489 more words

Preparing too much for a job interview

Everybody agrees that we should prepare for a job interview. We shouldn’t be shocked by questions like “What’s your five greatest weakness?” or “What’s your salary target?”. 379 more words

Soft Skills

Dont Op 37 No 5

The fifth etude in Jakob Dont’s Op 37 deals with a particular type of left hand stability and finger preparation.  It is very useful for developing secure and accurate intonation, especially in passages with awkward fingerings and unusual keys or accidentals which, without training, may destabilize a player’s concept of pitch.   1,059 more words


I open the door and the past walks in - Linda Hogan

It is a peculiar situation, I am getting ready to record some music for an upcoming CD, and struggle to figure out how to interpret it. 530 more words