My Worst Procrastination Story

My Worst Procrastination Story

Welcome to my worst procrastination story: If you’re anything like me, you’ve had stretches when a task on your to-do list refuses to get done. It’s on the list day after day but not getting crossed off. This happened a few years ago: one seemingly simple item on my...

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Artistic Temperament?

Artistic Temperament?

Here's the question: Is your "artistic temperament" flaring up? It's on my mind because Don Cheadle's mesmerizing portrayal of the great Miles Davis in the film Miles Ahead got me worked up over the question of what is artistic temperament and how it functions in your...

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Is it time to quit your Day Job?

Is it time to quit your Day Job?

Independence Day is a good time to think about your own artistic independence: Is it time to quit your Day Job? This is what the day brought up for me. Back in 2016 I quit my day job as Director of the Center for Music Entrepreneurship at Manhattan School of Music....

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Musician’s Better Life Quiz

Musician’s Better Life Quiz

Spoiler alert: this summer will be over before we know it (oouuff!): are you ready to make the most of it? Let's find out: take the Musician's Better Life Quiz. If you're anything like me, you start the summer with grand plans for projects you want to complete, for...

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