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.