[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


my name is Ponder East and i’ve lived in the Austin area since 2001, having lived in the D/FW area before that. music education was my major in college and i’ve been most interested in teaching and learning how to play jazz since i graduated high school. since moving to Austin, i’ve been a private … Continue reading about

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