The Rule of the Edge

One of my favorite blogs to read each week is Leo Babauta's Zen Habits. I find that so much of what he writes about is applicable to music. In a recent post, Leo discusses the concept he calls "The Rule of the Edge." In simple terms, it is pushing yourself towards the edge of discomfort and... Continue Reading →

Prep Your Practice

Lately I have noticed that I have been using a lot of food analogies in lessons with my students. This is probably due to the fact that my lunch most days is pushed into the later part of the afternoon, so my stomach gets grumbly during lessons. Have you ever heard of "meal prepping?" This... Continue Reading →

News Worthy

I was so honored to be featured in the Daily Egyptian newspaper for their Faculty Spotlight! Daily Egyptian Article Photo credit: Brian Muñoz | @BrianMMunoz

The Grit of Growth

Have you ever place an avocado pit in a jar of water like I did here? If so, then you know that it takes forever (well, 4 months) for it to grow into the little plant that I now have. My effort was pretty minimal, though. All I did was make sure that that there was enough... Continue Reading →

Better Than Before: The Four Tendencies

One of the main concepts in Gretchen Rubin's Better Than Before is her framework called the four tendencies. Rubin believes that everyone falls into one of four tendencies: upholder, obliger, questioner, or rebel. These four tendencies are based on how you meet inner and outer expectations. Upholders: Meets outer expectations, and meets inner expectations. Obligers: Meets outer expectations, and resists... Continue Reading →

“Better Than Before” Series

For the past two years, I have been obsessed with the idea of habits. Forming good habits, breaking bad habits, habit hacks, etc. After all, we are what we habitually do. Part of my obsession with habits is that I have the desire to be the best version of myself, to be the best teacher I... Continue Reading →

Bullet Journaling

As part of a New Year's Resolution, I decided to really give bullet journaling a try. I tried it a few years ago, but I didn't stick with it. I am now going on four months of bullet journaling, and I have experienced a truly positive change in my time management, efficiency, and overall happiness. If... Continue Reading →

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