I’ve been seeing a lot of talk in various chat groups, podcasts and musician’s facebook groups about the stress of balancing it all, and figuring out how to do it all without getting completely overwhelmed. I wanted to share a few tips that I have learned along the way on how best to transition between my various professional roles without getting stressed out
Earlier this month I was in Charleston and Savannah for a week-long recital tour. The trip coincided with P’s school holiday, so he was able to join me, which was awesome. It’s so nice to have someone around to help with concert logistics! During… Continue Reading “A Week in Charleston and Savannah”
Growing up in the world of classical music, my life revolved around that word: Discipline. The fact that I needed it, whether or not I had it, my peers who obviously did have it, those sad, talented kids who just didn’t have it (“what… Continue Reading “The Secret to Having Discipline (also known as fake it ’till ya make it)”
I get asked about 50 times a year by my non-musician friends and family members what an appropriate gift would be for their child’s violin/piano/clarinet teacher, so I thought I would post a few ideas. You will notice one entire category that is missing… Continue Reading “Holiday Gift Guide for Your Kid’s Music Teacher”
Ahhh November. Here in Bermuda, November is a tricky month. For instance, yesterday was 78 degrees and sunny. Today, I’m wearing jeans and a sweatshirt hoping Paul will be inspired to build a fire and bring me a cup of tea.
Remember that little trip to Chicago I took in October? It was just last week, but it feels like it was a gazillion years ago! It was exciting, exhausting, exhilarating, and everything you would expect. Overall, my experiment of going to a city and… Continue Reading “Chicago!”
Happy October! Month of fall foliage, Halloween costumes, apple picking and pumpkin spice lattes. I will have none of those things in Bermuda; here, October means hurricanes, getting the garden planted (and then losing it all to the afore-mentioned hurricanes) and finding lightweight clothing… Continue Reading “Happy October!”
There are two questions I am often asked by my non-musician friends and family: The first, is a general, “So….what, exactly, do you do all day?”. When I tell them I practice, they look at me kind of funny. But then when they see… Continue Reading “What I do All Day”