School’s over for another year. No. Wait. School’s over, and this was my last year! I have now completed my Bachelors Degree In what? you ask? Piano Performance.
What can you do with a degree in piano performance?
Work as a collaborative pianist.
But do I want to do any of these? No. I think I may go insane teaching piano day in and day out, so I may teach a few students on the side, but not as a full job. Will I perform? It’s fun, but it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and the biggest part is, luck, being at the right place at the right time, having the right person hear you play and then get you gigs. Also, I really don’t have the dedication to practice the 8-10 hours a day to be a top performer. This leaves one option left. Collaborative pianist, the world of the collaborative pianist is growing rapidly right now, but again, I’m not sure I have the dedication to learn and practice all that music.
So, why did I do my degree?? Well, after high school, I didn’t know what to study, I loved music, and thought why not continue with piano? I had completed a few diplomas, and the next level I could move on to was a bachelors degree. So off I went. 3 years into it, I began to think more about my career options, and realized that music was not what I wanted to be in, however, I had gone far enough, that I decided to stick it out and complete it.
That is now completed, and can now get on with life, which brings me great excitement
As I mentioned in a previous post, I attended the Vancouver International Auto Show.
I think, however, over the past few years, I have gotten less and less out of the stock cars, and more and more into the modified cars. There are some new cars that excite me, like the Audi R8 pictured above, and the Dodge Challenger pictured below.
But a lot of the cars and trucks these days don’t get me going. I don’t like the look of the new Dodge caravans, and durangos, or the new Ford lineup. The volvo’s look the same, as do the mini’s and VW’s. Recently I find myself more into the older cars, redone, modified, restored, and I am looking forward to the summer days when show and shines are a weekend regular.
To see more pictures, please go to the pictures portion of the website.
Here is a copy of an email I got with information on various protests that are happening across Canada.
This email is to inform you of “A National Day of Action to saveCBC Radio 2and theCBC Radio Orchestra” taking place on April 11 in major cities acrossCanada, mainly in front of CBC buildings. There are over 15,000 Canadians involved in this grassroots movement.
Please relay Friday’s nationwide rally information to your groups, students, friends, family, fellow musicians, and whomever you think is interested. Forward this email to your contacts too.
They will be short, but very energetic rallies. Bring signs and songs! Tell your local media!
Full list of rallies happening in sync acrossCanadaon Friday April 11
Apparently lots of people didn’t quite enjoy the John Chow one. Apparently they haven’t been around the internet that long. John Chow explains how to deal with it in his article How To Get Out of a Rick Roll.
Did you post a joke on your site? I didn’t have time to come up with one for mine.