- What is it to “play” music?
- What is it to “perform” music?
- What is it to “practice” music?
- What do we expect from each?
- What can we learn from each?
“What is Play? It is a state of being that is intensely pleasurable. It energizes and enlivens us. It eases our burdens, renews a natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities. These wonderful, valuable qualities are just the beginning of what play is.” – Institute for Play
perform – to adhere to the terms of; fulfill; carry out, do; to do in a formal manner or according to prescribed ritual; to give a rendition of
“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire.” Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. -Martha Graham