Stuff and Things

I’m still trying to post once a week. Some weeks, that’s harder than others.

So here’s what’s going on in my life right now.

  1. New job.
    • I just started working at a track out camp in my area, teaching percussion. Right now it is only about three hours a week. But as an introvert, pouring my energy into elementary and middle school aged kids is exhausting for me. I have thus far only worked one day and I came home and slept for the rest of it. It will take me some time to get the balance right. But I will get there.
  2. Old job(s)
    • I still have my retail job, which I work at about 15 hours a week. It is a routine and after three years, I’m pretty darn good at it. But it is exhausting and draining.
    • I have also been giving piano lessons to one, sweet student, whom I adore. (She practices!) These things have not changed. But I have to adjust for the new job .
  3. Composing
    • I never realized how much I relied on deadlines until I didn’t have them anymore. When I was still in school, I was presenting new music to my composition teacher every week for our lessons. Which means I was writing a lot more than I am now. That being said, I’m still writing. But rather than finishing a piece a month (man, could I focus) I’m finishing a piece every few months. It’s okay, though. As long as I keep writing, I think I’ll be okay. I am currently adding the finishing touches to “The Duchess’s Lullaby” for SSAA and percussion and “Dreamland” for SATB. It’s the tedious part of adding dynamics and editing the score for aesthetic purposes.

I also just posted a video to my Facebook page, which you can watch here.


Author: lizzielou0320

Composer, performer, teacher, and arranger in the Ottawa area.

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