Honesty is one of the most important quality a person might have and I think that being honest in working with others is the key for a wonderful life. Honesty is taught by example. And it should be used in … Continue reading Are you harsh or honest?
As a musician, I am used to a peaceful view of life. But there are people who, somehow, are not able to live without complications. Let’s say that you know that a local music teacher Association organizes nice events every year … Continue reading No Checks, No Auditions
A long time ago, while talking to an Italian colleague, I wondered about some missing theoretical knowledge I noticed in some American musicians I had met: some could not read uncommon clefs, some others were counting to find out the … Continue reading The Musician, the Sight-reader, the Dancer.
“Dum loquimur fugerit invida aetas: carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.” (Orazio/Horace) These verses written by Horace introduced to the world the Latin locution “carpe diem” in the very famous abbreviated form. However it would be appropriate to complete “carpe … Continue reading Carpe Diem
Today, within the news, I was reading about a case in southern Italy: a parent had shot a violin teacher in a conservatory. It seems that this teacher had a romantic relationship with the young daughter of the lady who … Continue reading Look in the Mirror
Lately I thought very often about various episodes I was involved in. These episodes share a common factor: the lack of enthusiasm and perseverance! Enthusiasm is the essential part for an exciting life, but it is also a necessity as … Continue reading Enthusiasm and Perseverance!