The musicians who won’t be coming backNews
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette has a fascinating feature by Jremy Reynolds on professional musicians who found other things to do during Covid and won’t be returning to their previous occupations.
One is designing gyms, another is growing coveted bonsai trees, a third is teaching the Alexander technique.
The shakeout is extensive.
Local bass player Jesica Sharp Crewe, 37, had a side gig assisting with real estate transactions prior to the pandemic and began taking Alexander technique courses in the summer of 2020. The Alexander technique develops improved movement and posture and has grown popular as a form of physical therapy among musicians. It takes three years to become a certified teacher, and she sees the certification as “another piece of the puzzle” in her career portfolio….
Violinist Stefani Schore said that she knows many musicians who transitioned into coding due to the creativity involved. She decided to attend the Tech Elevator coding boot camp in December, graduated in April and walked into a full-time position at PNC Bank a week later.
Read on here.