Unlike Meghan Fox, some of us don't posses a flawless skin and gorgeous features without make-up on. But I finally got to the point where it doesn't really bother me anymore. Still, in order to have a fresh, cheerful, healthy looking face, in a non-zombie-apocalypse kind of way, I have to apply make-up. This is... Continue Reading →
I grew up admiring my elegant teachers. Never thought about the elaborate process until it was me who was teaching. At first, all you want is to be perfect. You are self-conscious about the fact that 20+ eyes are watching you closely and you feel the need to fulfil some imagined expectation. You wear your... Continue Reading →
So you’ve got this dream about doing something extraordinary, something that could change the world, that would leave a mark and people would remember you for it. But it seems so big, so out of reach, you just can’t imagine how it could possibly come to life. So you just wait and wait and wait for “the right time” and “the right opportunities” that would push your dream into reality.
I’m gonna break it to you right now: the first thing you do will not be the best thing you do. You will fail and you will try again and again, but you gotta start somewhere. There’s no time like the present to make all those mistakes. They are the required sacrifice for your dream to become.
Because, you see, your dream is alive and it’s waiting for you to get there. Your dream is perfect, complete and it’s already…
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It's been a long time since I posted anything. It's been a wild ride these last couple of months. I moved to a different apartment. Moving is a bitch. An expensive bitch. So much packing and unpacking, cleaning, arranging...for two weeks I woke up with the same back ache I fell asleep with and sore... Continue Reading →
What a complex year 2016 has been! For so many people around me, 2016 has been the year of THE NEW. Whether it meant new decisions, new changes, new challenges, new people, 2016 simultaneously brought a new shift for everyone. Some of these changes are just what we dreamed of and some are just hard... Continue Reading →
These short winter days and the cold weather can suck the life out of anyone. I can't imagine being excited about practicing for the piano recital while dreaming of a white Christmas far far away from scales and chords, only with presents, cookies and the sweet pillow. That's why I came up with a few... Continue Reading →
I prepared for my students a Christmas Calendars with cute Christmas prints created by Gina Maldonado and by Dotty Wren, prints I found on their Pinterest boards. Check out all their creations, they are awesome. Download the PFD's I created. They can be printed on both A3 and A4. christmas-calendar-maldonado christmas-calendar-wren
One year ago I wrote my first post: If teaching meant only to teach, things would be so much easier. I started writing in an effort to clear my mind, find myself again, reach out to communities of teachers, musicians and parents. I wasn't very content with where my professional life was headed. It is that time... Continue Reading →
It's very hard for me to be open minded and creative about piano practice time, because when I was small, practice was not measured in time, but in achieving a goal you set for yourself, like lightly reading a passage without mistakes and interruptions. Sometimes it took 5 minutes, sometimes an hour, tears and angry... Continue Reading →