Not that you need it, but you seem to be asking for it anyway. I see you, my friend. You’re an incredible musician. Thoughtful, dedicated. You went to the right schools and survived the years of practicing 6-8 hours a day in order to… Continue Reading “Permission Granted”
It’s scary to see an uncertain future and not know where or how the goals you set out for yourself fit into it. But what if you could shift away from the Goals themselves, and focus on your Systems instead?
Hello Friends, Greetings from Sunny (but Locked down) Bermuda. It’s been a while since my last article. Since then, the world got turned upside-down, and everyone has been hurriedly adjusting to this “new normal” as they call it. I do have some posts rolling… Continue Reading “Life: Online (My Spring Newsletter)”
What do we musicians do when public health concerns shutter our performances and make travel risky? As I write this, the concern over contracting the COVID-19 virus has gone from “If you or someone close to you have traveled recently to China” to a… Continue Reading “Canceled by Coronavirus: Will the Show Go On?”
It was that day that I stopped waiting for “someone” to call me up and I just started finding my own concerts. I researched them, I created them, I made them happen. Did I make mistakes along the way? Of course. Did I learn a lot about how to do it? Of course. That’s how it works.
“Have you ever had a conversation that seemed innocent enough at the time, but with hindsight you realize was one of the most monumental moments of your life?” Years ago, when I was still living in Boston, I was living a double life. I… Continue Reading “Are You on the Wrong Train?”
Last week, we talked about figuring out the kind of location that best suits our individual nature and the idea that as classical musicians, we often just let inertia decide where we are going to live our lives. How we often end up either… Continue Reading “Bloom Where You’re Planted”
The question of where one prefers to live is as old as Aesop himself. The City mouse scoffs at the simplicity of Country Mouse’s life but the Country Mouse prefers the safety of his quiet life (rather than be attacked by dogs in the… Continue Reading “Are You a City Mouse or Country Mouse At Heart?”
Transform both your practice space and your habits with this Month-long project. Each day you’ll be emailed a small, easy to accomplish task to set you up for a successful year.
If you’ve been following the news in the classical music world, you’ve probably heard the laundry list of orchestras going on strike or facing lock-outs (Chicago Lyric, Chicago Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, etc.). Add to that the dwindling ticket sales and disappearing audiences,… Continue Reading “Spotlight Series: Aubrey Bergauer”