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5 Best Tips for Starting a Weekly Music Showcase

  Not only should classical musicians be able to play well, they must also be able to promote and plan their own performances... But among those people who start to work in concert planning after studying music, many of them seem to quit because they were overwhelmed. They put on dark, plain clothes and stand in the dark behind the stage watching their friends and colleagues whom they studied with, perform on stage under the spotlight. And it's overwhelming to watch that. It's hard to let go of a dream you worked hard for. - Cha Young-In, Do You Like Brahms? (Kdrama) If you love music, chances are, you've learned an instrument or two, undertook voice lessons, and can actually ...

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Music Lessons for All Ages – 9 Best Reasons To Learn A Musical Instrument

When our daughter was younger, she would try everything she sets her mind to. First, she wanted to learn flute, so she did. She then wanted to learn how to play the piano, so she did. Then, she wanted to do jazz dance, and so she did. She was even in a play at Vienna's Akademietheater at one point, even for a no-dialogue character. Most of these were after school lessons, I would take her (with 2 boys along) to the classes and we would wait for her to finish. Sometimes, son no.1 would go and sit behind her to watch her play the piano (sometimes annoy her too). I asked the boys if they would also like to learn how to play the piano, but they declined. Later on, they would learn how to read ...

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8 Awesome Benefits of Pets On Kids’ Overall Health

I grew up with lots of dogs in different stages of my childhood, well into my 20's. I love having dogs around but when I became a mother, pets were fish, a turtle, and more fish (which we really don't classify as pets as they can't be touched anyway). It wasn't until we cared for our aunt's cats that we decided to get our own cats, albeit adopted older. It's been 4 years and they've stolen our hearts since, they got us under their paws. It's true though that if we don't have cats at home, there'd be more money to save, there's more space on the bed, the house could be cleaner, but our hearts...oh our poor hearts would be a little less full. There's so much I could say about what differences ...

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Every IKEA Food We have Tried

This post is updated every time we visit and dine at IKEA.   We love IKEA, not just for the fun of going around, looking at home stuff, and playing with the toys allotted for kids. We also enjoy their food. Here are some that we've tried on our visits (or those that we took pictures of). September 2021 The new IKEA Westbahnhof has become our favorite place to meet friends. We've been here more often in 2 months than the one nearer where we live (although we lived near here for a year or so too). Aside from the vast restaurant, it has a rooftop where one can have a good view of Vienna. The restaurant is still a little restricted, but one can dine in there too, just with ...

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7+ Fun Online Games for the Whole Family

  This generation definitely belongs to the online world. Books can now be read via readers, most of our childhood games are now online, and we've learned to love them too.  There are of course games and sports that are better played IRL but, with the restrictions placed, it is not as easy like before. While there's some ease up given regarding sports, we believe that we should still be careful out there. As with other things, there are safe games and others that are inappropriate for kids, it is always at their best interest for parents to look at what they play with. If you miss physical games with friends, here are some of the fun games you can play online, by yourself or with ...

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4 Best Ways to Teach Your Kids the Value of Real Estate and Investing

Money and the value of real estate may be a very adult topic for kids to learn early on in life. However, the famous line "all we really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be we learned in kindergarten" is true in many aspects. Aside from the basics of sharing, being kind to one another, cleaning up after ourselves, and living "a balanced life" of work, play, and learning, we can also teach kids a lot of other things from an early age. One of those is how to view money properly. It's not to make them look at money as more important than virtues, but that having and spending money should be viewed with a balanced outlook. We should teach kids about God and having good ...

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