A Day In The Life

When I was a student at Queen’s, I remember being asked what exactly music students did all day.  Did we head over to the music building after breakfast and just play our instruments all day?  Well, not quite.  We did spend significant amounts of time each day in the practice room, or in rehearsals, but that was on top of our academic classes.  Being a music student was hard work.  Sure, we had our creative outlets, but our days were fairly routine.  Much like life after graduation.  Because being a professional musician isn’t as glamourous as it may seem.  Don’t get me wrong, being a professional musician is wonderful! There are some really cool aspects to this job.  As a musician I sometimes get to travel to places I would otherwise not have the opportunity to visit, I get to work with all kinds of interesting people, and, one of my favourite parts, I get to wear beautiful gowns.  For work!  But “musician” is still a job, and just like any other job, it isn’t exciting all the time.  So I thought I’d share with you how I spend a typical day….

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