Why music should never just be about reaching milestones

Why are we hardwired to think that if we’re going to do something it has to be all or nothing? You only have to think of idioms like ‘sink or swim’ or ‘go hard or go home’ to see what I mean.

But when it comes to music we need to give ourselves permission to take as much time and as many detours as we want, to think of the goal as being the enjoyment that comes from simply making music.

For more, go to All or Nothing at All


I'm Dr Kate Paine, an Australian musician, educator, and writer living in Meilen, Switzerland,


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