I don’t know about you, but winter is my least favorite season. It always has been, and it probably always will be. I hate the cold, well, the cold winds. Snow and ice don’t help either. This combination sends my productivity out the window.
In high school, I started to develop an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. My body started attacking its own healthy cells in my thyroid, and that caused my thyroid to stop doing its job of controlling my metabolism.
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If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my post about starting my masters degree. I still can’t believe I’m going back to school, but I’m also very excited. That being said, I want to share some things I’ve learned so far about graduate music school.
First, I want to talk about making the decision to earn a masters in music. While you probably have your own reasons either way, I want to share my reasons to help anyone who’s on the fence about doing a masters. Continue reading “Going Back to Music School”
Every flutist has probably played or seen a piccolo. Not every flutist has played or seen an alto flute. While low flutes (like alto and bass) are becoming more common, they are still a mystery to many flute players.
I didn’t see or play one until I transferred from community college to university. Still, none of the flute majors owned an alto flute, both altos belonged to the school. Continue reading “Alto Flute Beginner’s Guide”
The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means gift giving. If you’ll be shopping for a musician or you’re a musician and looking for wishlist ideas, this gift guide is for you.
As much as we musicians want new instruments, this gift guide is going to target accessories, sheet music, and other small gifts. Feel free to share this gift guide with all of your friends so they can buy you a gift you’ll actually use. Continue reading “Gift Guide for Musicians 2018”
Am I a workaholic? Yes I am. Now, I’m going to tell you about how I realized I am a workaholic and how I am dealing with it.
Workaholism is not *always* a bad thing, but it can get out of hand. I have let myself work too much, and I have faced negative consequences from it.
I also believe that being a workaholic is normal. Especially in music or any creative field. Musicians do what they do because they love it. There’s no shame in loving what you do, but you do have to know your own limits. Continue reading “Am I a Workaholic?”