creativity and confidence

“we teach best what we most need to learn.”- Richard Bach, Illusions

being creative involves more than having a good imagination. it takes interacting with others on a consistent basis, ironing out the wrinkles. it takes daring to share what i have imagined and deal with the response from others.

being confident. confiding in oneself and in another person…both are scary, vulnerable moves to make. and make with honesty. but that’s what being confident is. BE vulnerable. my friend Kye Brackett told me that “your vulnerability is your strength, not your weakness.” thanks Kye!

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welcome to the play page! here, you’ll find several audio and video tracks that focus on the 2019 TMEA All-State Jazz Audition Etudes. they are grouped by instrument, with content being added every few days.

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[sketch of Ozark mountain forest and waterfall, circa 2009, by Ponder East] rest and relaxation are so important the key to maintaining the rhythm of life is resting at the right time [interaction, circa 2010, by Ponder East] remind – recharge – reset

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