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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.
Why are musicians luckier than most people?
...most people get to die only once.
Music gives us a chance to test our reliance in the face of disasters, big and small. Here is the story of a small one.
Last weekend I performed in a street festival here in Toronto, playing drums in a classic rock band. Let us count the challenges.
Forty five minutes later it is mercifully over. The bass player remarks, "you didn't sound like yourself today?"
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.