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.
Sometime what you are looking for is right under your nose. Since moving to Toronto a few years ago I've been building bridges and rebuilding my musical/social circles. I'm trying to balance the urge to revisit past glories with the adventures of new vistas. Going back at this age in search our glorious youth will quickly put us in the old fart club. I truly believe this from experience doing just such activities. Fun but socially isolating.
On the other hand new adventures are called adventures for a reason. They are the key to happiness and give the us the endorphins blast and adrenalin surges we still crave. A great thing at this age I say.
Let's get out there.
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.