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Kelsey Z.

hip hip hooray....! Or wait.....naw, hip hip hooray!

February 2, 2006 at 5:45 AM

The crunch begins. Exams start Monday. The only consolation prize is one I can't study for and at the end of it all I'm going out for Japanese food with friends to celebrate. A bonus to this exam session for me is I get to do my least favorite and the exam I'm most worried about first at 8:30am on Monday morning followed by a brief lunch break and another exam at 1pm. Wish me luck *goes back to her fortress of textbooks and binders*

Ok, I'm actually taking a real break from studying to update my blog. I'm eating M&M's in the process too. Chocolate, even cheap chocolate is a good motivator I find.
I've actually been pretty good about studying and practicing the last few days with everything coming up so I'm not feeling guilty about taking a break from studying.

So big news. I did my first piece of published journalistic work last week. I was asked to write a review for La Pieta and Monday morning saw a refrenced headline to it on the front page of the paper. I've had several compliments on it so that is exciting! A few people have even asked if that's going to be my side job with this whole music thing. I could probably handle that ...or not...I don't know.

Aside from the excitement of the above it is officially confirmed. I passed my grade 10 violin exam with flying colors (actually I don't recall there being any flying colors....bow hairs...) and in one years time I will be able and ready to attempt the ARCT Diploma in Performance! I have the repertoire and could try for it in June but I think I'll take the year to improve more and see what new repertoire that I can add to my repertoire. So far the Debussy Sonata is starting to sound a lot like music and the Scherzo-Tarentelle by Wieniawski is recognizable, just on the slow side yet as I work out all the various runs.

I guess I should get back to studying....or bed. No bed.

Oh, before I go though. My Mozart emcee gig. The recital was quite entertaining and fun. My students all did very well and I managed to get through my first experience as an emcee with only one little mess up.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on February 2, 2006 at 7:06 AM
Good luck on your exams. I agree with you that chocolate, even cheap chocolate, is a good motivator.
From Donna Clegg
Posted on February 2, 2006 at 4:18 PM
Amen to chocolate. My kids used to line the M&Ms up in a row and then pop one into their mouths for each correct answer when reviewing for tests.

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