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- How to practice: exploring strategies and tactics in an aging body through book reviews, interviews, personal anecdotes, with the goal of staying happy, healthy and focused.
- Attitude: what it is a good attitude, how does helps us to learn and persevere, which daily tactics help us to acquire or keep a good one, what to do if yours needs a tune up?
- Metacognition: what it is, what it can teach us about learning, resources for study, conferences, and in practice.
- Intrinsic motivation: what it is, how it helps us to learn and persevere as we age, how to help those we mentor with theirs.
Moldy bread verses happy puppy about sums it up. Or Grumpy cat verses a first date. Twice in the last couple of weeks I experienced listening to a couple of mature musicians performing sets at modest gigs. One at a mother's day brunch, the other online. Both men were dressed in tuxedos with bow ties circa 1977. The repertoire was so 1977. They played lovely. But, it was a meloncholy experience for me. I love the old stuff too, but... They might have spiced it up a bit. Even my 83 year old mother said as much.
David Story: Professional pianist, drummer, composer, and educator. Well into his 4th enthusiastic musical decade, David works with adults pursuing musical dreams in the autumn of life, while he maintains an active presence in the Toronto arts scene.