The Athlete Vs. The Musician

The Athlete Vs. The Musician

“He was the greatest of all time, and it has zero to do with what he did inside the ring.” LeBron James ON FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD, Muhammad Ali died at age 74. This statement means different things to different people. For my 23 year old self, Ali’s reign as The...
“What Single Insight Most Changed Your Life?”

“What Single Insight Most Changed Your Life?”

As I prepare for my final recital of my 20 year academic career (If you’re in New York, it’s April 15th, 6 PM, Morse Hall in The Juilliard School!) I’m away from the blog for a bit. But I found an incredible Quora post that hit home for me,...
Mailbag: The Secret Sauce of Improvement

Mailbag: The Secret Sauce of Improvement

One of the great things about putting content into the endless plains of the internet is that–occasionally–people read it! And sometimes, people send me emails saying nice things, which is embarrassingly feel-good. But other times, readers send in...
The Either/Or Myth of Success

The Either/Or Myth of Success

I AM RECEIVING MY MASTER OF MUSIC DEGREE in less than two months from today. That’s a big deal. With an impending graduation on the horizon, you get quite a circuit of questions from friends, family, and the strangely chatty man on the subway. By far, the most...
Taste, Bite, Eat #2

Taste, Bite, Eat #2

I received a lot of nice feedback from my previous post, and received a lot of names superior to my previous iteration of “30/5/20” to name this series. I really liked the suggestion of Taste/Bite/Eat 1 because It’s food-oriented, and I like food. It...