The end of the year is fast approaching. Time to take stock of the goals we set in September. And, maybe reset. Or, add some new ones.
Here is one I'm making.
1. Attend more live concerts of pianists. The Jeremy Denk recital was quickly followed by the Richard Goode outing. Both were inspiring and instructive. Sometimes in the rush of everyday I forget to go out and be inspired.
Here is a write up on Denk: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/pianist-writer-jeremy-denk-adds-personality-to-his-work/article21505629/
I highly recommend his blog.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.