Achievement on whose terms?

Achievement on whose terms?

Everyone should have an idea of what it feels like to be programmed or conditioned into measuring achievement, based on external terms of reference. Musicians from a particular era were disdainful towards younger emerging talents who they described as “one finger...
What a wish can do

What a wish can do

“Be careful what you wish for, as you might just get it” This saying is often used in reference to the energies and efforts of ambitious folks. Most of the time, we don’t know what it will feel like to achieve or attain the things we aim for. Opportunities come and...
Experiences and choices

Experiences and choices

It is often said by experts that people shouldn’t allow past experiences to affect the choices and decisions they make in the present. In some situations, this homily makes perfect sense. Context should always be considered in this regard. Is there any point in...
As seen online

As seen online

Most arts professionals are aware of the need to maintain a steady and engaging online presence. Folks from other walks of life probably feel compelled to do something similar. We all need to draw attention from relevant sectors of society, to maintain equilibrium in...
Common ground for musicians

Common ground for musicians

What happens when musicians from different genres get together to shape a presentation? The sideman who has worked for many years with rock and pop acts has expectations that could be at odds with those of a musician who works in theatre, for example. Rehearsal rooms...