So we recently made a new video and, while I know I’ve said this before, this is one of my favorites so far. It was fun to make and put together. It does a good job of showing who we are. Without further ado, here’s our cover of Love Runs Out by OneRepublic!
I hope you enjoy it!
We just finished up Golden Week which meant I had a couple of extra days with no classes. It was refreshing to practice a little more consistently and get back to a place of feeling comfortable with my instruments. I miss that. I love teaching and I love my students, but sometimes I wonder about the cost.
One day, if we can make music videos and create music for a living with teaching being on the side, we will be better people. I’ve been reading a book by Sir Ken Robinson called The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything. It’s full of anecdotes of different people who are living out their passions and, while it’s not an easy or quick thing, it’s incredibly fulfilling. I want everyone to be able to find their Element and do it full time. It’s idealistic, I know, but who says dreaming is a bad thing?
He points out several things that I love. My favorites: Intelligence and creativity cannot be put in boxes. Intelligence is not only in reasoning and math, creativity is not only in the fine arts or creative writing. They work together in different combinations in every person and, when allowed, make beautiful things.
I’ve been challenged to find ways to be creative and intelligent in the things that I enjoy doing instead of trying to do things that I think are creative and intelligent just so that I can say I’m being creative and intelligent (Yes, word games, I’m looking at you).
Anyways, another post to come soon on that whole balance thing that I was obsessed with at the beginning of the year. It’s related to this in a lot of ways but I have to go back to the administrative tasks that seem to consume my non-teaching times (Challenge time, how can I make recording attendance creative?)
Until the next time!