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Drew Lecher

VIOLIN TECHNIQUE/VIOLA TECHNIQUE: Practice / Audition / Perform

August 27, 2009 at 6:01 AM

 To a student before auditions—

 PIECE OF CAKE

 Okay, you jump out of an airplane at 15,000 FEET! You free-fall drop at 150 MILES PER HOUR!! You play the VIOLIN!!!

 All of these can kill you

 PIECE OF CAKE

 If you cut yourself, you bleed

 If the plane crashes, you bleed

 If the chute doesn't open, you bleed

 What's the problem? 

 PIECE OF CAKE

 Sounds quite like you are human

 Humans are NOT PERFECT

 It is IMPERFECT of us to strive for PERFECT

 Go have a PIECE OF CAKE — w/ICE CREAM!

 Then PLAY

 PLAY as if it is the greatest thing in the world

 PLAY as if it is the easiest thing in the world

 PLAY with absolute ease 

 PLAY with absolute commitment

 PLAY with sheer enjoyment

 PLAY as you know you can!

 
Love ya,

Drew 


From Bart Meijer
Posted on August 27, 2009 at 12:33 PM

I have printed this one out, and hung it in view in my practice room.

Love you, too.


From Drew Lecher
Posted on August 28, 2009 at 5:40 AM

 Bart, I am doubly honored and thanks for letting me know;-)


From Brian Hong
Posted on August 29, 2009 at 2:01 AM

 Mr. Lecher, again, you have provided us with a genius blog.  This is what everyone, including me, must keep in mind.  I will do the same; print it out and put it in my practice room.


From Yixi Zhang
Posted on August 30, 2009 at 8:46 PM

Thanks so much Drew! Me too, copy and print it out and share it with our quartet, which will be perforning in a couple of weeks.
Yixi

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