What It’s Like To Be an English Teacher in Korea

Before coming to Korea, my experience teaching was limited to being a summer camp counsellor and teaching violin and piano. I'd never taught in a classroom setting. I'd never worked with 5-year-olds. And, I definitely felt like I had no idea what I was doing as I stepped off the plane and into my first class less than 3 days later.


Breaking the Silence: Julie Rochus

Up this week on Breaking the Silence is horn player Julie Rochus, who is currently performing in the Orquesta Filarmónica del Desierto in Saltillo, Mexico on Second Horn. Julie reached out to me with her story after reading Stéphane Krim's post. Julie, like both Stéphane and I, is also an National Youth Orchestra of Canada alum! Today, she opens up about her experience with injuries and stress, and how this almost caused her to leave behind a career in music. Thank you, Julie, for sharing with us!

My Life Through the Looking Glass

Written by Blake Martin, double bassist, as part of C Natural's Breaking the Silence series. I have retinoschisis. It is a form of macular degeneration which usually goes unnoticed until one reaches their 70s or 80s. I developed symptoms when I was three months old. Symptoms included loss of depth perception, near and far sightedness, astigmatism and… Continue reading My Life Through the Looking Glass