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Monday, May 9, 2016

Donald in Mathmagic Land



Since I just spent my entire day (since 8am!) listening to final exam juries and barriers here at UTA, I'm giving myself a well deserved night off to rest, rejuvenate, and revive my creative spirit for the weeks ahead.  

In the meantime, since I didn't want to abandon my Monday posting, I invite you to watch the following (amazing!) video. Feel free to watch below, or click HERE to visit it on YouTube.  My husband introduced me to this film and I continue to be in awe of how helpful it is in teaching music students.  

After you watch, ask yourself the following questions:
- When do you have Donald Duck brain? 
- In what ways would clearing out your mind help you with your practicing, performing, and relationship to music?
- What are you making too complicated that could actually be simple and elegant? 





I'd love to hear your reactions to this fabulous video!  Please email me at terriflute@gmail.com and tell me about any connections you made or realizations you had after watching (especially concerning the scene where Donald learns how to play pool)! 

Happy Practicing!

Terri Sánchez