So, back in 2014 I worked on a recording project. Some of you may remember this project. I did nothing with it in 2015 – I had other pressing concerns last year. I am wanting to pick this project back … Continue reading
I just finished reading Daniel H. Pink’s book, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. In this book, he discusses six traits: design, story, symphony, empathy, play, and meaning. At the conclusion of each chapter/trait, he gives a list … Continue reading
Birthdays. Eh. My birthday has always been one of my favorite days of the year. I cannot tell you why exactly but there it is. It may have to do with the fact that my birthday is just one of … Continue reading
I am not a huge believer in the “New Year’s Resolution.” I do believe that people have the capacity to change and improve. I just do not believe that goals and significant changes need to occur at one time per … Continue reading
Studying music is the absolute best thing I ever did in my life. I loved college and I loved graduate school. I thrived in that environment and am so much a better musician for having survived! As wonderful as some … Continue reading
Sometimes the circumstances that seem out of our control are the very ones that we can change if we really desired to do so. In trying to change our lives, we are often required to take that leap of faith. That step into the darkness that says to the unseen obstacles that we are bigger and better than anything thrown at us.
As I contemplate my own leap of faith that will surely be coming, I feel the finality of phases of life. I see the life that could be versus the life that I am currently living. The possibilities are endless, exciting, and beyond the scope of real description. Life is truly what we make it and what we decide it to be. I have heard it said over and over that decisions determine destiny. The more I try to ignore or justify the opposite of that statement, the more I am convinced of its truthfulness. Every day we make decision after decision after decision. We are always determining what course our life will take. Do we recognize the gift that each decision gives us?
I am going to be focusing more on developing my studio and trying to grow this business and it is exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Life is not for the faint of heart. Life is lived to be happy and not to dread the work that you HAVE to do. A life well lived should never involve feeling dread over performing certain tasks.
I hope that you take the leap of faith when you encounter difficult tasks. I hope that you live for the decisions you are called to make. I hope that you search to be happy.
Peace and Love,
The Mad Pianist
PS – I have opened up some more slots for private and partner lessons, as well as RMM classes. Please click on the Lesson Information tab at the top of the page for more information on the local and video conferencing options available. New times and groups are being opened at regular intervals. The new session for the RMM and Partner/Group Lessons will be beginning July 1. Spread the word. Help me grow my studio into what is possible.