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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. She wanted to learn the 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 though it was 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 ...

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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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What’s New at McCafé and McDonald’s?

"Like our other "lists of new flavors" posts, this one gets updated when McDonald's cook something new or just when we feel like sharing our McDonald trips, lol." Cheesecake Bites  with Vanilla Sauce Deep-fried cheesecake pieces that comes with yummy vanilla sauce, the one we like with apfelstrudel. The BTS Meal BTS meal - a special menu promo of Chicken McNuggets (9/10 pieces), medium French fries, a medium Coca-Cola, and two spicy dipping sauces (Sweet Chili and Cajun). It's a collaboration with Korean band BTS, and was introduced for a limited time - on May 26, 2021 to June 20, 2021 in select countries. The pink-packaged Sweet Chili sauce has a sweet-and-sour plus chilli ...

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7 Best Book Nook Ideas For Your Kids

How do you encourage kids to read more? Many ways : surround them with books, gift them books, bring them to libraries and bookstores, read them bedtime stories, and be the best example : show them that you love reading books too. There's of course the book or reading nook. It's a special nook that will encourage your kids to read at home, it should not be a place that they associate with something that happens when they get into mischief. It has to be a fun place where they can have their own adventure whether from the stories that they read or from stories that they create themselves. An age-appropriate reading nook will make it easier for your children to develop the love for reading ...

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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 - aside from being affordable, they have interesting combinations. At times, they would introduce new menus, or additions like breakfast staples, desserts, and take-away frozen options, and you just got to try. 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 ...

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