2009 – 2010 School Year

Another school year has come to a close. This year was a busy one. It was my first year as vice president of our teacher’s association and I was also on the negotiation team for our new contract. Oh and I taught too 🙂

Each year I reflect on how I can improve what I did for next year to give my kids a more positive experience. I also recharge by reading books, practicing, and hitting the gym a lot!!

My goals for next include tweaking my rehearsals to be more productive for longer stretches of time and working to stay refreshed throughout the school year. That’s tough. How to not get a little tired at some point. But I figure I’ll change things the moment I feel stale or start playing more with the students – they know I love to play the bass.

I’m currently reading Talent Is Overrated by Geoff Colvin – I highly recommend it. Despite it’s business focus it uses many music examples from throughout history.

One of my summer goals is to be more active on posting here. If you’re reading this and would like to be a guest blogger, please let me know.

4 comments

  • “Intuition has to lead knowledge, but it can’t be out there alone.”

    Bill Evans—Jazz Pianist R.I.P.

    I think that this quote is applicable, but it’s been a long day.

  • Peter, you are obvioulsy extremely talented. You don’t have to side with the nay sayers. We all know you work very hard, but you also have a very special talent. You’re quite gifted.

  • Thanks Tony! Let me know if you want to do any writing for MostlyBass!

  • Screw with them next year, actually play Clarinet for a while (you DO remember your roots, right?). ;-P

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