What it Means to have a Lifelong Friendship with Music, Part 3 - Keeping Our Musical Perspectives Fresh
by Khoo Hui Ling
After graduating from being a music student, the commitments of working life and adulthood took up time and energy as compared to before when all my time revolved around the piano. There were times when I felt so drained, I hardly had any brain space left for inspired practice. Upon chatting with fellow musicians, music teachers, and music lovers, I realized I was not alone.
So at the start of 2019, I carved out time to re-connect with music in a personal rather than professional way, with the sole intention of keeping my perspectives on music fresh. Now at the start of 2020, I feel that those steps I had taken have become habits that have invigorated my musical self.
I’d like to share three of those habits with you today - habits that any music lover regardless of profession, level or age can cultivate.