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June 21, 2020

One of the hobbies I've taken up on weekends, between studying and work, while my fiancee is in another state and COVID-19 has shut down most of normal social life, is archiving my father's plethora of music and other documents pertaining to his music career in New Yor...

April 25, 2019

For those of us, like me, who have many interests, it can be difficult to prioritize. As an example, my undergraduate and graduate degrees are in very different areas. I have interests in volunteering and making money, war and peace, music and science, traveling and ha...

February 16, 2019

As musicians, we have all heard time and again the old refrains - "you won't make money doing this", "why don't you focus on more important things", etc. If anyone who has made it in music, i.e. their passion, had let such comments turn into more than just a hint of se...

November 22, 2018

Music has been part of my life since my first memories. I remember lying in my crib as a baby listening to opera. I remember my mother playing Edith Piaf and Dean Martin as I played outside in the summer. I remember singing as my favorite aspect of school programs and...

October 7, 2018

In order to find playing opportunities in your community, it is vital to network.  In any career field, networking is one of the keys to success and gaining the upper edge against competition.  Often, there are not opportunities for professional "meetups" with potentia...

August 18, 2018

In most parts of life, whether it is in relationships, work, finances, or how you care for yourself, there are true mistakes with consequences. Every day, we need to deal with the consequences of our actions, especially if the results produce negative results. 

One of m...

May 22, 2018

Last week I attended the Curtis School of Music's Chamber Music for Adults, part of the Summerfest program.  This five day program took place at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. I stayed in the dormitory housing, so this condensed time period...

November 10, 2017

Playing an instrument does not leave you with a product.  It is not a transaction of your time that returns revenue directly, as it would if you were paid by the hour.  Since one can't be paid until one has practiced, the motivation cannot be about money.

When you...

October 7, 2017

Accessibility is a blessing and a curse.  For artists, we are able to access so much at our fingertips whenever, wherever we want. It gives us the ability to share our art and learn from others in ways we couldn't before.  But I think it also makes us lazy. When anythi...

September 2, 2017

Sometimes it can be difficult to know who encourages us and who brings us down.  Those we're closest to have our trust, so when they are discouraging it can be hard to notice.  Which is why as a musician it is very important to have a wide range of communication and in...

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