“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.”
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
We don’t get to dictate who is allowed to enjoy art. There is a contradictory message in saying art is everywhere, everyone has the potential for creative expression and engages in it more often than they realized…and then put out a call for all that to be withdrawn.
As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.
Classical Music is music of the European tradition that tends to be laid out in advance by a composer, typically in full detail.
Excellence is not a singular act; it’s a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.
If it’s getting late and I really need to get some sleep I really should not click on your latest offerings here [on your Facebook page]. If I do, bells & whistles always go off in my brain & I’m up for hours thinking, when I should be sleeping. I look really worn out but I feel smarted. Thank you.
“Great time conducting the Dunedin Concert Band; very nice bunch of fine musicians! Their director, Stephen Brown, is happenin’.”