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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 [...]

Motivation to be Motivated

April 9th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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You know the saying “Something Done, Ask a Busy Person To Do It”?  Well, that quote describes me so well!  When I am busy and have lots on the go I am very focused, organized, and able to get a lot done!  If you want to read my tips on how to get a lot [...]

The “Different Folk Live!” Project

March 9th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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I am really pleased that my band Different Folk is finally releasing an album!  We have been performing together for at least ten years now, and have never done more than a demo recording. Because this CD was live, the process was a little different than the way that I usually approach a recording.  We [...]

Practice Thoughts

January 30th, 2018 by Katherine Moller

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I have been thinking about practicing quite a lot recently.  It has come up in three ways in my life recently, and I want to share my thoughts with you. I belong to a group of female musicians, and recently one of the members was talking about feeling like a fraud because she was not [...]

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