Fermata Series

The Fermata Series

Fermata: a pause of unspecified length on a note or rest.

Our music is a part of our lives, and the two cannot be separated.

The Fermata Series offers readers the opportunity to hit the PAUSE button – in our music-making, and in our lives – for a few brief moments.

Regular posts in The Fermata Series offer short, pithy quotes from an unexpected range of sources – from pianists and teachers, to poets, mystics and philosophers – in the hope that they will be a catalyst for self-reflection and contemplation.

In most cases, of course, these posts are written as a reminder to myself; I am in no position to coach others in how to live, but I hope that perhaps the quotes of others, and the lessons I am deriving from them, will be an encouragement to other readers here.

Nestled among the many practical posts, playing and teaching tips, and more in-depth articles and reviews, The Fermata Series aims to spread wisdom and beauty to Pianodao and to our lives.

So why not pour yourself a cup of tea and …