Weekly Digest of Inspired Writings: Powerhouse Website Suggestions, Perfectionism, Political Instrumental Music

May 23, 2011

Support Ben Niles’ documentary Some Kind of Spark which follows seven inner-city kids as they embark on a life-changing experience — the opportunity to study at Julliard

Get inspired by a nucleo in the Andes where group violin lessons happen

Check out this article on music and creativity and see how sensory deprivation boosts musician’s skill level

And then see how childhood music lessons boost lifelong brain functioning, how Alexander Technique benefits kids and get ideas about how to introduce classical music to kids

Read about eighth blackbird’s violinist stepping down and his quest for a traditional day job

Powerhouse Website Suggestions from David Cutler

Telling Tempo with Tunes, a useful teaching tool

Just imagine how much you could get done…and do you suffer from perfectionism ?

Explore the roots of arguments that oppose government funding for the arts from Linda Essig, and Musician’s Way discusses a classical music revolution

In Cleveland, a Model of Economic Viability in the Arts

Get a marketing lesson from the rapture experience from Seth Godin and figure out your career path

Read here about the relevance of higher education and then thank goodness, classical music is declared revelant

Do you ever wonder:  Can instrumental music be political?

Travel with composer Sofia Gubaidulina on her spiritually musical journey and learn what it’s like being Lang Lang

Video of the week:  dancing wind quintet (worth a watch!)

4 Responses to “Weekly Digest of Inspired Writings: Powerhouse Website Suggestions, Perfectionism, Political Instrumental Music”

  1. lindaessig Says:

    Thanks for the shoutout Laura! I’m discontinuing my series on theories of democracy and arts funding due to an unfortunate lack of interest :(. I’ll return to blogging about more practical issues in the near future.

    • Laura Lentz Says:

      Hi Linda,
      I check in every now and then to see what you are writing about and I enjoyed reading the latest writings! Hope it’ll draw more traffic to your site.
      all best! Laura

  2. Hi Laura!

    Thanks so much for including my post on perfectionism…..I have a follow up to that post brewing that I hope you’ll enjoy too 😀


    • Laura Lentz Says:

      Hi Luitha,
      Thanks so much for your wonderful thoughts on perfectionism. It really resonated with me and thought other people would enjoy it as well! Please share your next post with me, I’d love to read it!
      all best–Laura

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