CREATING MUSIC ALONE AND TOGETHER

CREATING MUSIC ALONE AND TOGETHER

A musician must make music, An artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. -Abraham Maslow   Artistic expression, practice, much hard work and also creative playtime are essential elements in the lives of musicians Maryanne...
YOUR LIFE-STORY: IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN?

YOUR LIFE-STORY: IF NOT NOW THEN WHEN?

Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.  -Studs Terkel   Our lives unfold chapter by chapter until in the end, they are compilations of experiences – lessons learned and invaluable gifts to pass on to...
COMPOSING INTUITIVELY

COMPOSING INTUITIVELY

Beyond myself somewhere I wait for my arrival -Octavia Paz   My Glimpses or Hunches often arrive unbidden, outside my intellectual mind and outside self-consciousness. When I feel an instinctive attraction to these fleeting intuitive moments, they become my point of...
WHEN OPPORTUNITY COMES KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR, INVITE IT IN

WHEN OPPORTUNITY COMES KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR, INVITE IT IN

Happy accidents are real gifts, and they can open the door to a future that didn’t even exist. -David Lynch   Hunches can appear quite unexpectedly. If you welcome them in and listen to what they say, you might journey into the mysterious areas of your mind...