November 24, 2020

My guest is David Servias, a piano teacher and fellow Instagrammer (@stuff.david.does). Listen in as we chat about piano teaching, music practice, social media videos, theoretical computer science, and the eventual robot takeover of humankind. (0:01:55) Trying something new during a pandemic.(0:07:48) Videos are a type of practice.(0:10:35) Don’t want to see ourselves on camera.(0:13:44)

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November 12, 2020

Question: I’m nervous to post videos on social media. You should be nervous about it, because people might not be happy with what you’re doing. I have a bunch of videos where I talk about things, experiences I’ve had, or sometimes just calling out people. I’m nervous to post that stuff. That does not make

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November 1, 2020

Meditation is the only way to fix your music technique. Too bad music teachers don’t care and only want to screw you over. Oh, and I found some great new freedom while recording this episode. Hope you enjoy. Don’t tell your teacher!

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October 8, 2020

Blake Shields Abramovitz is a meditation and yoga teacher in Los Angeles, as well as an actor. Today, we’ll be talking about the dark side of the meditation world, how Blake was canceled, the role of authenticity in meditation, the first 2020 US Presidential Debate, and many other topics. Timeline (0:02:35) Teaching meditation and yoga

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September 18, 2020

What “f*** yoga” means. (0:01:57) What’s wrong with yoga teachers. (0:09:26) Why Fabi did teacher training. (0:17:30) What you learn in a 200 hour teacher training. (0:22:35) Why music classes are hard to teach. (0:26:43) When Fabi decided to teach yoga. (0:28:24) Teacher training for non-teachers. (0:31:15) Random talking videos. (0:36:06) Toxic positivity (0:39:34) Positive

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September 6, 2020

Let’s talk about mistakes. Those awful, horrible, rotten things. You know you’re not supposed to make them. Are you allowed to at least talk about them? Let’s find out. If you give me a hard time about something, I’ll give you a free ticket to the fun house. The name is misleading. It’s more fun

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August 25, 2020

When you are suffering,  when you are in pain,  when you’re unhappy about something, you should be allowed to say something. That’s just how it should be. In this episode, I want to talk about piano teachers. Specifically, I want to talk about something that’s been happening recently. I’m not going to go into too

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August 17, 2020

Transcript When you’re in the Victim mentality, you might be tempted to use boundaries as weapons against your friends. Bad idea. Today, I’m going to talk about boundaries. Psychological boundaries. This is a continuation of what I was talking about in the last episode, dealing with the Drama Triangle and the Empowerment Dynamic. How do

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August 12, 2020

 This is the first episode of my podcast, Self-Defined Human. Let’s see where we go from here. Stop being a Victim. Be a Creator instead. Learn about the Drama Triangle vs. the Empowerment Dynamic. Two radically different paradigms for viewing your role in the world. The Drama Triangle comes from Stephen Karpman. The Empowerment

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