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.
Many musicians dream of the day when they can hang up the day gig and get back to music making. I wouldn't wait, I'd do it now. Even in a small way: like joining a jam group once a week. Or a church group. Life has a way of surprising us.
Two true stories.
Musician dreams of playing again. Retires and joins a band. Spouse not happy. Conflict and stress. Spouse was not ready for this new focus. Musician starts missing band practices, band not happy.
Musician dreams of playing again. Retires and joins a band. One year into retirement gets cancer and presto, lights out.
Musician dreams of playing again. Before retirement arthritis sets in. Game over before it starts.
Carpe Diem, seize the day.
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.