5 Reasons Creative Types Need Vacations

There is nothing more gratifying than the anticipation that comes with nearing a few days off from work. It is an exhilarating feeling — and the good thing is that it sticks around for a little while. Those who are particularly creative or work in a creative field, such as music, art, or graphic/digital media, … Read more

Graduate School for Musicians: Pros & Cons


Advanced degrees in music can provide tremendous benefits and resources. Undergraduate degrees are often loaded with other academic requirements or distractions depending on where you attend, and your time and attention have a lot of demands placed on them. But is graduate school for music the best investment? For years, no one disputed the benefits … Read more

The Importance of Self-Expression


Several months ago, I watched a YouTube clip of an octogenarian dance the tango with a man at least half her age, complete with aerials, flips and spins.You may have seen this same video — it was an important example of pure self-expression. It was inspiring and also frightening at times, as I was just … Read more