Why Do We Play?

Reasons why we dream can help us discover the reasons why we play   by Nicole Douglas, owner of Nicole Douglas Music Studio www.nicoledouglasmusic.com I love hearing people tell their stories--“aha” moments, the ups and downs of life, the latest and greatest thing they’ve discovered. Because at the heart of all of that is a […]

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What Music Gives Us

By Nicole Douglas   I love teaching. I never expected to become a music teacher. But once I discovered the joy of helping a student, I was hooked. Over time, though, I began to realize that it was becoming difficult to play for my own enjoyment. Every time I would sit down at the piano, […]

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Sports and the Arts Don’t Mix…or Do They?

My daughter made the travel basketball team! I have loved watching her play. It is mesmerizing and so fast-paced. As activities have started to conflict, however, I’m finding I am automatically canceling or deferring her other interests/lessons without remembering how the art/music/science professionals running those after-school activities view our choices. It can appear that maybe […]

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