September is almost over and for most of us, we are into the 4th or 5th week of our semester. What have you been reading? What new piece are you practicing? What have you been listening to? It has been a busy week for me. Both of my kids are now in preschool and I am preparing for a faculty recital at the end of October. I hope you have a great week and please share something new for us to check out in the comments below.

The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To
I wonder if this has a correlation to practicing? I am going to try it out and see if it works.

10 Health Benefits of Music That You Were Never Aware Of

Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Seems to Disappear Overnight

Twitter -vs- Facebook – What’s a better site for musicians?

Ted Radio Hour
I realize this is not an article, but my good friend Anita Hansen turned me onto this podcast and I have been addicted to watching Ted videos all week. There are two episodes I would recommend:

Why Do We Study Music?
I normally don’t add posts that I have written, but I have been getting a lot of traffic on this post and I would love to know what you think about this topic.

Dave Gerhart

Dr. Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion for Yamaha Corporation of America and Lecturer of Percussion at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU, Long Beach, is a nationally recognized performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Gerhart, originally from Fairfield, California, holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California, M.M. in Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting and a B.M. in Music Education from California State University, Long Beach.
Dave Gerhart

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