Month: April 2014

Some Small Illumination

I want to talk about one of the things that I struggle with–being productive during the week doing things not directly related to teaching and performing. Things like doing marketing and development for my teaching practice and networking for my

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The Worst Day Drumming Beats the Best Day Working

So, it’s Easter and I’m going to talk about what I’m thankful for. Thankful because of an injury I just had. My favorite form of exercise is distance running, and I was out running after work on Friday, and fell

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(Yang) Things I’m thankful for…

So this post is intended to balance out that last post where I talk about the struggle, about what freaks me out day-to-day. Remembering what I’m thankful for helps me deal with the stuff that’s freaking me out. And that’s

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(Yin) Things I’m worried about…

I was reminded that people who read my posts might think that–because of the positivity, the new ideas, etc.–I have it all figured out, and things are flowing and groovy. And that’s just not true. Not that things are bad,

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Leadership as a two-way conversation

As many of you are aware, I recently started teaching a special needs drum line. I wanted to share the process where I benefitted from having my students collaborate with and even lead me at times, as we tried to

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