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.
No rotator cuff injury. That was a close call. I got a second opinion from a physiotherapist. Good move on my part. These arms need to last at least another decade of professional music making, maybe even 15 years. That's a lot of $$$ on the line. No time or place for screwing around or fooling myself.
I'm happy to report that icing and stretching is doing the trick.
What's the take away from this experience?
Drummers upper body workout: http://drummagazine.com/a-drummers-upper-body-workout/
How injuries occur in playing the piano: https://books.google.ca/books?id=43wThWiJe20C&pg=PA142&lpg=PA142&dq=pianist+fitness&source=bl&ots=7FIADFgF6p&sig=PtZqL0mANnwtxEEbTBggRsGbXZY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiR-63j5vfQAhVP_WMKHUrWDe0Q6AEITjAI#v=onepage&q=pianist%20fitness&f=false
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.