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Andrew Lamb, Frank Horvat, Endless Films, Noble Street Studios Crew

Piano Therapy Virtual Tour Filming

It was a physically and emotionally absorbing day to film the first phase of the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour. You would think that playing piano pieces on the theme of mental health for many hours in a row would be draining. But I have to say I felt the complete opposite…the experience was most therapeutic […]

Piano Therapy Virtual Tour - Frank Horvat

Announcing the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour!

I’m very happy to announce that a musical project close to my heart has gotten the go-ahead! It’s called the Piano Therapy Virtual Tour, a series of hybrid events featuring the private screening of my soon-to-be produced solo piano concert film where I perform my compositions based on my own challenges and successes battling depression. […]

Chiropractor

A Life Adjustment

For the past 6 months, I have been under the care of Dr. Clarise Chan, an amazing chiropractor who’s clinic is located in the neighbourhood in which I reside here on Toronto’s lakeshore. I became aware of Dr. Clarise after I received a promotional offer to attend her talk, get a free x-ray of my […]

Habits (Photo by Shiromani Kant on Unsplash)

No Shame in Habits

I’m currently reading a fascinating book called The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. The book has effectively compiled many case studies and research from various facets of society showing how having effective and positive habits has the ability to improve our lives. There’s been a few nice nuggets that I’ve learned by reading this […]

Abundance (photo by Photo by Jordan Madrid on Unsplash)

My Limiting Belief That’s Hard To Shake

I’ve worked a lot over they years to improve my mental health especially when it comes to changing my mindset and that inner voice in my head. In a nutshell, it’s been all about not allowing negative thoughts to overwhelm the messaging in my mind and instead focussing on the positive, even when things are […]

What Worries Me

What Worries Me The Most Right Now…

…is that there are many millions of people across this planet who feel that the way they lead their present lives is void of any fulfillment. There’s a lot of other “big” things one can worry about (climate, COVID, etc.), but if you think about it, a lot of these other issues are not even […]

Lake Agnes

Banff – Week 1 Recap

Yes, I am presently in Banff! And as a Canadian musician, all I can say is FINALLY! It’s been my lifelong dream to come here and make music, and my dream has come true. I was actually supposed to be here August 2020 but the pandemic delayed it until now. The Banff Centre campus is […]

The Long Point Biosphere Reserve

The Importance of Being Uncomfortable

The actor, Ashton Kutcher, once said, “I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.” This sentiment particularly resonates with me. I tend to strive on having everything exactly the way I want it. I’m very particular. I function best with […]

Summer 2021

5 Things I’m Looking Forward to This Summer

1. Scoring. I just blinked and have realized that many of my compositions for acoustic instruments need their score (aka sheet music) to be updated. In the past, I have had a love-hate relationship in prepping the score and parts for my compositions. But I’m feeling excited about getting these revisions done. I’m proud of […]

Good Friday Isolation

Today’s Outlook

I look out the window and everything is quiet. Toronto remains in lockdown but it’s also a holiday…Good Friday. It’s also 1 week before the new album comes out. Something that started as a reaction to the pandemic and it’s become one of my most special musical and life experiences. Normally, such an experience would […]

Am I Good Enough? (photo by Hello I'm Nik 🎞 on Unsplash)

I Am (Not Good) Enough

When I’m feeling depressed, the words “I Am Not Good Enough” can easily roll through my mind. As a musician and composer, it’s easy to feel that way when someone says no to you or you get a rejection letter. What’s interesting about the phrase, “I Am Not Good Enough”, is that if you remove […]

Happiness in a Troubled World album by Frank Horvat

Me and The Dalai Lama

Lately, I have been reading and re-reading The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD. I have never had the opportunity to meet his Holiness but after reading this book and him sharing his wisdom on life, I feel like I have. If you’ve […]

2021 (Photo by Jude Beck on Unsplash)

Hopes and Dreams for 2021

Happy New Year! Here are my hopes and dreams for this coming year… Despite the threat of COVID, the flu or any other disease, everyone will get a chance to make themselves as healthy as possible so their body can fight off any pesky intruders that come their way. Everyone get’s a chance to feel […]

Building a New World (Photo by Dewang Gupta on Unsplash)

Positive Emotions and Building a New World

I’m currently reading the book, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD. In Chapter 13, The Dalai Lama says… “This tendency to relate to each other on the basis of what differentiates us is so prevalent in today’s society. It’s given great importance […]