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The Small Moments Matter

The small moments matter.
 
"It's hard to believe that small moments matter when we're so focused on conquering big and great things.  But I've learned that the key to performing any great feat is actually by mastering a series of small feats along the way. So have patience.  Step by step, strive for excellence in every moment, even the small ones.  And when you start doing small things in a big way, the greatness you seek is bound to find you."


Big Moment for me: I've been invited to teach for the first time in Europe!  I'll be hosting an inversion workshop at Italia Power Yoga in Florence, Italy next month. (Fun fact: Americans refer to the city as "Florence" but it's "Firenze" in Italian) Check out this cool boutique studio in Firenze  :)
 
Small Moment for me: I begin my study of jazz piano this week! My first lesson is on Thursday and I'm more of a classical pianist so of course I'm kinda nervous, but I'm also excited - I teach so much these days that it's nice sometimes to just be a student and learn. 
 
Here's the interesting thing: It's the moment after moment after moment of being a diligent student where I collect the teaching tools I then use to be an effective teacher.  And being an effective and inspiring teacher earns me opportunities to expand my business to far away, and exciting places like Firenze.  
 
So yeah, the small moments do add up – and they do lead to the big moments!  Pay attention to the opportunity you have in this moment, because each tiny opportunity becomes the next stepping stone to your greatness.  (Do I dare say that the small moments are your greatness?)
 
Remember this month to celebrate every victory, especially the small ones.  

I'll be here cheering you on,
Andrew

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Portland Show Success!

Portland was a blast! Thanks so much to everyone who came out to support!! Up next - York, PA #music #musicislife #song #singer #singersongwriter #originalmusic #acoustic #acousticmusic #piano #pianist #albumrelease #pdx #pdxmusic #portlandoregon

OPUS 1 - Now on ITunes

Opus 1 is officially available on ITunes!   https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/opus-1-ep/id1114161328   Many talented people were a huge part of this process and deserve a big thank you from me:   Mark Winkler  - my songwriting mentor who constantly pushes me to be lyrically honest and articulate   Rob Seals  - owner of the songwriting school who's lent an ear and provided a safe space for me to write (and re-write) many of these songs   Jamieson Trotter  - teacher extraordinaire who inspires me to create instrumental arrangements that reflect my musical background and strengths   Jonas Petersen  - whose amazing production and mixing skills you'll hear on this album.   Reuben Cohen  - who always does a killer job with mastering and is always a pleasure to work with   Josh Hankey  - who helped me reinvent the sound of this EP and in many ways was my biggest supporter   Chelsea Foster  - who did all the graphic design work, and who I love working with!   Kevin Frenzel  - the best photographer I've worked with who captured the pose on the front cover  And finally to everyone who has supported me over the years in creating this art - thank you. You guys truly inspire me to keep on making music, and none of this would ever be heard without you.   ‪#‎music‬   ‪#‎musician‬   ‪#‎song‬   ‪#‎songwriter‬   ‪#‎acoustic‬   ‪#‎piano‬   ‪#‎pianist‬  ‪#‎singersongwriter‬   ‪#‎musicislife‬   ‪#‎musiclife‬   ‪#‎album‬   ‪#‎DIY‬   ‪#‎indiemusic‬  ‪#‎popmusic‬   ‪#‎pop‬   ‪#‎classical‬

Opus 1 is officially available on ITunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/opus-1-ep/id1114161328

Many talented people were a huge part of this process and deserve a big thank you from me:

Mark Winkler - my songwriting mentor who constantly pushes me to be lyrically honest and articulate

Rob Seals - owner of the songwriting school who's lent an ear and provided a safe space for me to write (and re-write) many of these songs

Jamieson Trotter - teacher extraordinaire who inspires me to create instrumental arrangements that reflect my musical background and strengths

Jonas Petersen - whose amazing production and mixing skills you'll hear on this album.

Reuben Cohen - who always does a killer job with mastering and is always a pleasure to work with

Josh Hankey - who helped me reinvent the sound of this EP and in many ways was my biggest supporter

Chelsea Foster - who did all the graphic design work, and who I love working with!

Kevin Frenzel - the best photographer I've worked with who captured the pose on the front cover

And finally to everyone who has supported me over the years in creating this art - thank you. You guys truly inspire me to keep on making music, and none of this would ever be heard without you.

‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎musician‬ ‪#‎song‬ ‪#‎songwriter‬ ‪#‎acoustic‬ ‪#‎piano‬ ‪#‎pianist‬‪#‎singersongwriter‬ ‪#‎musicislife‬ ‪#‎musiclife‬ ‪#‎album‬ ‪#‎DIY‬ ‪#‎indiemusic‬‪#‎popmusic‬ ‪#‎pop‬ ‪#‎classical‬

1 More Day

Tomorrow my album Opus 1 will be available on ITunes. Thank you to everyone who's supported me in the process. I can't wait to share my art with you all tomorrow.   ‪#‎music‬     ‪#‎musicislife‬     ‪#‎musiclife‬     ‪#‎song‬     ‪#‎songwriter‬     ‪#‎singer‬  ‪#‎singersongwriter‬     ‪#‎voice‬     ‪#‎vocals‬     ‪#‎piano‬     ‪#‎pianist‬     ‪#‎popmusic‬     ‪#‎classical‬

Tomorrow my album Opus 1 will be available on ITunes. Thank you to everyone who's supported me in the process. I can't wait to share my art with you all tomorrow. ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎musicislife‬ ‪#‎musiclife‬ ‪#‎song‬ ‪#‎songwriter‬ ‪#‎singer‬‪#‎singersongwriter‬ ‪#‎voice‬ ‪#‎vocals‬ ‪#‎piano‬ ‪#‎pianist‬ ‪#‎popmusic‬ ‪#‎classical‬