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One thing I’ve learned since coming to u of t is that taking time and putting in the effort to have my own unique style really helps confidence. (Also I like taking selfies in practice rooms)
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#selfie #practiceroom #practiceroomselfie #confidence #style #unqiue #uniqlo #beret #fallfashion #mystyle

It's time to stop "shoulding" ourselves and our peers (be careful how you say that one)


Fellow musicians - how many times have you heard the following statements? "This passage should be easy for you," "If he's in (insert person here) studio, he should be able to play like this," "I shouldn't be having trouble with this piece, why do I suddenly suck?"


The power of "should" really limits us, doesn't it? We're surrounded by it in our lessons, rehearsals, and gossip (let's not kid, folks). And it really takes away from progress. Sure, it guilt-trips us back into the practice room, but I find the work we engage in after hearing a "should" statement is filled with anger....at ourselves! •

Friends, why do we allow ourselves back into the spiral of "I/you/they SHOULD?" Reality check: something isn't happening at the present moment. We KNOW the work we need to do to improve.But rather than put in the honest time and effort, we just beat ourselves and others down. That's not why we're paying thousands of dollars to attend a conservatory, is it?


The prospect of "could" is a game-changer. We can't allow what we SHOULD be drive us off the path from what we COULD be. Instead of throwing in the towel and trying to improve another aspect of playing, allow yourself to consider: what COULD I be/do as a musician if I took xyz steps? What COULD I be if I said "no" to a few things so I can say "yes" to what matters in the long-run?


I challenge you to reapproach something you "should" be able to do, and look at it from a "could" be perspective. For me, it's intonation (did y'all think I was oblivious). Rather than saying, "I should be able to play in tune at this point but I cant, so I'd better move on to tone," I want to say, "If I put my pride aside and really spend some quality time with Sevcik and Schradieck, I COULD greatly improve my intonation."


Break free of should. Embrace where could will lead you.

How do udu? 😛

Rehearsals begin today! Me and my bowling ball have been through a lot together in anticipation of this 👀

Headphones do the bass sounds more justice, but coming to the concert does even more 🤷‍♂️

NWS Percussion Consort, 9/29/18

Want to dress up, like, a month from now? How about a month & a day from now? October 26th, to be precise. Yeah, that sounds good. Convenient, really, because we have a Halloween show happening that Friday night (10/26), and there’s a discount at the door if you dress up. .
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So, I mean, things are clearly working out in your favor already. Be grateful.
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Luke Smalley; Tug of War, digital C-print, 2007, @clampartnyc

If you haven't already make sure you follow @thirdcirclerecordings - this is my wonderful partner James' studio. If you're a musician or in a band it's worth checking out. Especially if you want a fucking badass drum sound.
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Schumann Fantasiestücke op. 12 Aufschwung 🎶 🎹 I'm so excited to come back to this piece. I really missed Schumann. So emotionally involved. So passionate. I love it ❤️. People shares between Schumann's lovers and haters. What about you? 🤔
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There's a new selection of free pieces to try this week. Head to the app and give them a go! 🎶🎶
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