5 Ways to Avoid Frustration While Practicing an Instrument

Music becomes magical in the moments when it touches our vulnerability, and this can be anywhere: performance, jamming with others, or even on our own in the practice room. But this magic is built upon hours of arduous work, many of which can be frustrating if you're not used to practicing patience with yourself. Learning …

I Lived

Inspired by the Daily Post's daily prompt, Retrospective. Looking back isn't always easy. A lot of you are probably thinking of cringey moments from high school or college when you should've done something differently, but you can't; the moment's passed. Until recently, I'd been pretty good about not letting myself regret mistakes or big decisions. …

Find the Magic

Close your eyes. Take a breath and feel the world around you. In a dimly lit auditorium full of strangers and family, you sit in the warmest and brightest place. Seats creak, and someone coughs, but otherwise all is still. The air on the stage is warm. It smells of rosin, cork grease, and floor …