It’s all about the music

Growing up, some of us started playing music. We did it for a variety of reasons. It looked like it might be fun, or we wanted to look cool, or we saw the Beatles and thought how great it would be to have the girls screaming for us!

Those of us who have stayed with music through all its highs and lows have learned that music has been one of the few constants throughout life. It rewards your diligence and pursuit of improvement. It will also knock you down a peg or two… sometimes when you least expect it. It becomes a very personal relationship and it is unique for each participant.

Finding individuals that fit your unique musical perspectives can be quite challenging. But, once you find the right individuals and align your goals, magical things can happen. It’s hard to explain, but suddenly the stress and strain is replaced by freedom and joy.

I’m happy to say that 6 Turning 4 Burning is living proof that the magic of music is there for the taking, as long as you have the courage, endurance, and persistence to pursue it.

– Jim Dudash

Playing til your fingers hurt

They say that the best things in life are worth waiting for. Through music, you can learn that they’re also worth working for.

Learning to play music requires us to work consistently for a good amount of time. It requires commitment and perseverance, and a resilience to the natural ebb and flow of our day-to-day enthusiasm.

But there are few things as satisfying as knowing that you’ve successfully mastered a piece that you’ve been dying to learn, and that it was your patience and discipline with the musical training process that allowed you to do it.

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”

Doug Bukovac