LIVE in THE SPOTLIGHT
- 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.
I did it. I got a trainer, a boxing trainer at that. Day 1 done. I'm still standing. I was in much better shape that I thought. I look forward to our next meeting. Who knew boxing was so interesting?
Aaron, the trainer, goes how was that? I said, "call me in the morning and I'll let you know." Right know I feel like a super hero. Cool. Now off to work.
Thank you to Martin Hagger Professor of Psychology at Curtin University for the above picture.
I've come to believe that the field of sports psychology has a lot to teach us musicians, both as professionals and students.
The good professor explores in some detail each of the above areas.
Over the next few blog posts I will dig deeper into this area.
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.