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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.
Violinist Mark Fewer is breaking down old barrios between “classical” and “jazz” in 2018. Throughout my life span this barrier has been strong. Musicians have identified as one or the other. His exciting program started with a solo Bach piece, followed by a duo performance with cellist Joseph Johnson of a large work by Kodaly. Intermission was followed by a jazz trio with guitarist Nathan Hiltz and bassist Justin Gray. Mark was swingin’ hard, it was very exciting.
How many opportunities for musical growth and exciting collaborations have we musicians missed in the past due to this self imposed barriers? Good question.
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.