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  • What it did for Sarah Photo credit https://flic.kr/p/BAgq1MSarah (not her real name) was a teenage student of mine. Her life was… messy, and she often questioned its worth. She never thought she was pretty enough, clever enough, sexy enough, interesting enough, loved enough, loving enough, and all those other things First World teens from struggling homes and towns are concerned about. But the music department ...
  • Music Lessons music lessonNobody has ever just picked up a musical instrument (any music instrument) and just started playing it. That’s not the way that learning to play music works.
  • Famous Quotes About Music Famous Quotes About Music“Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!” J. K. Rowling. People of all walks of life have opinions about music.
  • Perseverance matters Inside The Music FlyerFor decades, George has been helping audiences explore a piece of music with live musical excerpts, worksheets, singing, clapping, and lots of laughing, and then after the intermission…
  • Classical Music Classical MusicMost people think of classical music as the music of famous composers of old, like Bach and Beethoven. If you are a real music lover, you appreciate excellence in any music genre.
  • If It Is Music to Your Ears… Music is not all GreekWhat EXACTLY is music? The music that we like is a reflection of our own inner feelings, and those inner feelings are produced by our personal history.
  • ARGH! Remarkable how accurately The Simpsons writers reflected our farcical realities.
  • What is the best way to start a new club? Seven points you might find useful if you ever find yourself bringing a group of people together for the first time.
  • Looking sharp… I have always been interested in fashion. But I am not a particularly good conformist. What do you think are the pros and cons of a Conductor’s uniform?
  • 7 odd reasons why people avoid the Opera Noooooo!According to a few surveys and studies, it seems as though the reasons people avoid the Opera (and Classical Music in general) have nothing to do with Opera itself, but what we imagine it is like.
  • Feed yourself, and others Live music not only entertains, not only can it heal internal hurts, but most importantly, live music feeds the soul. It is worth sharing. Encourage others to go with you to concerts.
  • Those speakers are for what, now? Another concert of exactly the same piece a little while later failed to reproduce a goosebump moment. Why would that be?
  • Which Musical Character are YOU? Piano outsideAfter categorizing the four primary types of people who involve themselves in music-related activities, I became interested to find out how many of each type are in my own musical world.
  • Why does Classical Music shut down over the Summer? bar concertOf all the options for eating, cinema, museums, board games, cooking classes, art exhibitions, and so on, there were also seventy-nine concerts. Five were classical.
  • The most unexpected networking question. And answer. networkingNetworking involves a multifaceted approach and numerous mediums. A networking event is just one of them, and gets a really bad rap because of the really bad practices people tend to employ at them.
  • ONLINE RADIO STATION CONSIDERING A PROGRAM DEDICATED TO CLASSICAL PERCUSSION MUSIC Classic Pinellas RadioBrown is considering reducing the two-hour slot to add a one-hour program dedicated to percussion music. Having started multiple percussion ensembles throughout…
  • What does it take to be a Conductor? marin alsopAccording to the UK’s Channel 4, anyone can fake being a conductor.
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Christopher Swann Christopher SwannIf you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • A better way to bring great music to life Classic Pinellas RadioThis is an EASY way we can bring live music back into everyday life, increase the demand for local concerts, and ensure that the quality of local live music remains higher than it has been in recent years.
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Bill Findeison Bill FindeisonIf you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • 3 steps to consider if you want to be wiser wise old man pianoWhatever industry you are in, or whatever niche you serve, knowing “how things work” is by far the clearest thing we need to work on as we share, teach and grow.
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Martin Gaughan Composer Martin GaughanIf you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • 3 steps to safely try something wonderful Orchestral Percussion WorkshopsAttend a meeting, make some noise, build the thing, take one step forward, whatever is required. It’s okay. You won’t be the best. Your adult expectations will expect you to be perfect first time. Guess what…
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Joseph Stebbins What is your official title? Director of Programming What project will you be working on in three months from today? Hopefully continuing to bring musical communities together and appoint them with world class clinicians in breathtaking venues. In one sentence, describe your role in that project I asked, I listened, I made the concert happen. What skills are necessary for a ...
  • Are shrewd assumptions the best way forward? one way signOne person suggested they have made so many mistakes in life that they can’t identify one particularly obvious one to mention, and Jeffrey Biegel actually shared an “oops” mistake…
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Lee Lafleur If you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • You have more in common with Marilyn Monroe than you think Norma Jeane the MusicalHowever briefly you hear a voice in your head, how you react to it is what makes you… well, an individual. Marilyn Monroe didn’t do so well with the voices in her head, according to this musical.
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Wendy Brentnall-Wood If you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • What miracle changes should a magic wand make? magic wandMarketability seems to be the clear driving force behind who becomes a celebrity, and that in turn has a strong influence on popularity-seeking decision-makers.
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Rob Romeyn If you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • 7 bold ways live music will make you enchanted When asked “Why do you think live classical music concerts are important?” there were some unique perspectives, including pleasure, the impact they have on us, and…
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Jeffrey Biegel If you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Dale Trumbore If you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • The strongest challenges for authentic musicians this year lightbulbsSome of the challenges the “classical” music industry currently faces include collaborating, the in-person experience vs. technology, integrity, and lifestyle. But, the top five answers so far are…
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Shoshana Fanizza If you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • My new book! As a musician, how effective are you at sharing music with others? Could you perform better, relate better, choose more engaging music, perform in environments more suited to your personality? Answers you need but didn’t know you should look for.
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Paul Scanling Paul F. Scanling, Music Director & Principal Conductor, Atlanta Concert Band What is your official title? Music Director & Principal Conductor, Atlanta Concert Band What project will you be working on in three months from today? Memorial Day, July 4th, & August Family Pops Concerts In one sentence, describe your role in that project: I provide the leadership necessary to allow the organization to succeed at presenting a wide variety of ...
  • A memorable match made in… the pre-frontal cortex?! Nostalgia memories and musicThe connection between music, memories and emotion is so strong that researchers believe that it may even elicit emotional responses from Alzheimer patients.
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Denise Isaacson Denise Isaacson, President of the Richey Community OrchestraIf you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Brett Deubner If you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • How life rewards the committed professional Commitment causes contentment and happinessWhy choose to be committed to anything? What rewards and benefits do I get by committing to something? What happens if I over-commit myself? Will committing to something make me feel any better than I do now?
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Robert Adams If you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Jonathan Eifert Jonathan Eifert InterviewIf you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • 4 staggering success beliefs you should choose right now Adopt these four mantras and you will definitely begin seeing ‘success’ as you have defined it much sooner than you ever thought possible.
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Kariné Poghosyan KarinePoghosyan_160227aWe are not just there to provide a temporary escape, but we have the power to make people come to life, to be re-energized about their own lives and dreams!
  • What one frustrating barrier do you need to overcome? Where's that book?What is that one obstacle you must overcome first in order to complete today’s task and propel you towards you dream? 3 tactics that will propel you towards your dream.
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: Denis Bertrand Denis BertrandNothing compares to a live performance. The sound, the audience, the venue. It’s an opportunity to share a common interest with other people.
  • Do you know how to kick-start your dreams? Goal Dream TaskTaking just one little step every day towards either your goal or your driving motivation (a.k.a. dream) will provide you with very surprising results: actual…
  • More of the best advice you were ever given: William Harvey William HarveyIf you could change one thing about the classical music industry, what would it be? What are the biggest mistakes you have made in your career? What do you know now that you wish you knew when you got started?
  • The two greatest decisions you love to ignore You thought your lifestyle was an outcome, a result of your upbringing, or perhaps just chance. But it is actually a result of the decisions you made along the way.