Musical Burn-out

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There comes a point in the journey of a musician when it’s not just about playing with an instrument and learning, there is a lot of trial and error, boring parts, persistence, necessary rest and a few more battles which sometimes can take a toll on creativity and the natural flow of composition and music… Read more »

Inspire Others, Reinvigorate Yourself

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I hate to admit this, but the truth is that sometimes I fall into a slump when it comes to running my studio. Dealing with the same administrative tasks, working with the same students, and running into the same issues from week to week can leave me a little drained from time to time, no… Read more »

Achieving Balance to Avoid Burnout

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Importance of maintaining balance for busy studio owners and teachers – a summary of “A Life in Balance” session given at the 2011 MTNA Conference in Milwaukee. Meg Gray, a professor of music at Lincoln University of Missouri, and Ellen McQuie, family medicine physician, gave an insightful and helpful session in which they concentrated on the following five different areas to assist in creating a balanced lifestyle.