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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.
A possible paradigm shift here. Assume for a moment this is correct. What would be the consequences of such a belief? Let's think about the training of professional athletes over the course of a career.
A professional musician often has a longer career, thus their bodies train many more years and hours than the greatest Olympian. Most professional athletes are done before grey hair sets in. Not too many middle aged flabby guys and gals running around the field last time I checked on TV. But, down at the local concert hall… Different story.
Consider the following areas and the role these play in training and maintaining a healthy athletic body.
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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.