There are only so many variations on writing a title for a post full of random thoughts. The title above refers to a secret project I’m working on. For now, let me just say that it’s an ongoing pleasure playing in this trio.
My other trio is scheduled to practice next week. I better get on the ball and work on the music. I need to get back in the groove of practicing. It’ll come.
Teaching last night was fun. There were enough people there of varying levels to make the class flow better than last week. I had a couple students go through a trial run of their tests, and they did fine. I want to continue teaching, continue learning.
The thing about trying to teach a technique is that it points out to me what weaknesses are there in my own knowledge. And for me, that means footwork. I know that’s something I need to be more conscientious of, and more deliberate with.
Believe it or not, I did cut back on my training schedule so that I’m going to 2 classes a week instead of 3– the second class is on the weekend. This actually makes a big difference for me, in that I’m home more often during the week, and can therefore cook and clean more around the house. The cooking part I like, the cleaning not so much, but it has to be done. They both make me feel more settled at home, which is good.
Cooking– homemade polenta is super-easy to make, cheap, and is much tastier than those tubes you get at the grocery store. Goes well with scampi, by the way.
Back to work.