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Reflections on 2018

December 12th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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We are coming to the end of the year, which means that it is time to reflect on what has been going on as well as what is yet to come! I don’t know how you like to look at your goals, but I like to write everything down.  I have a book where I [...]

Go Slow to Go Fast

November 7th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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Each year, as I teach my students, I see some of the same issues.  These are all issues that I have had as well!  The issue that I want to talk about today is about the problem with being in a hurry and the need to start slowly! There are a couple of different ways [...]

Going for the Easy Win

October 12th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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Discouragement happens.  Sometimes when you get stuck it is hard to get yourself motivated again.  This can be in anything!  Music, business, exercise…  The best piece of advice that I have ever received about how to get unstuck is to go for the easy win. What?  What do you mean go for the easy win? Shouldn’t I [...]

The Business of Teaching

September 12th, 2018 by admin

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The month of August was challenging for me mentally!  I decided at the end of last year to start treating my teaching studio more as a business.  I have been teaching in Fredericton now for 16 years!  In all those years I have really run my studio with the mentality of a stereotyped 50’s housewife [...]

Why I Love Busking

August 8th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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Around the year 2000 my parents were living in Victoria, BC.  I went out to visit them and decided to try my hand at busking. I got my permit, read up on the rules (how long you can stay in one spot, how close you can be to another busker, not blocking the way, etc) [...]

A Change is Good, and So Is a Rest

July 11th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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They say that a change is as good as a rest…  This summer I am hoping to do a bit of both!  I always take a break from my teaching schedule during the summer, but my performance schedule usually fills up. During the school year my teaching occupies most of my time.  I do still manage [...]

Is there Progress after Plateau?

June 5th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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Over the years I have taught many adults; a question that is often posed to me is: “Is it worth it for me to continue with this, or am I just wasting my time and yours?” First of all, if you are working hard and practicing at home, you are never wasting your teacher’s time.  [...]

Is boredom important for creativity?

May 2nd, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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  I tend to write most of my music over one or two weeks during the summer.  I have been lucky enough to get residencies through the Fredericton Arts Alliance the past 8 years. So, here is the question.  Why do I write most of my music during these residencies and not the rest of [...]

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