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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.
"If you are not appearing, you are disappearing" Art Blakey
Good advice. Being visible is more important than ever. Gigs are few, there is an oversupply of competent musicians. To this I would add the following.
"don't be the best in the world at what you do; be the only one in the world who does what you do." Gaping Void blog
Business books warn us that if we don't have a competitive advantage don't compete. See the book, "Purple Cow" by Seth Godin.
How does this apply to a musician?
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.