The purpose of this blog is to keep you up to the minute with where I'm at within my creative journey, across all platforms within it - private music tuition, performance, choir direction, Rous Unplugged, writing, website development, etc.
Simon Chate Creative Enterprises was officially launched in May, 2014, although I've been teaching privately and doing all the same sorts of things for years. The name Simon Chate Creative Enterprises and the concept of freelance creativity are now in full swing.
How did it get started? I'd been teaching Music at high school on the North Coast for over eight years and in the early weeks of the 2014 school year, I found myself no longer able to function in the classroom. It was very intense and the only way I can describe it, is that teacher burn out smashed me sideways like an invisible semi-trailer! I had no real choice in the matter anymore. The thought of returning to school and the massive weight of responsibility and after-hours work that went with it, basically gave me feelings of panic. I couldn't do it anymore.
And so, where to now? After discussions with my principal and various others, I decided I needed to take at least the rest of this year off - 2014 - and focus on doing what made me happy - my own creativity-based business. And so I'm developing my performance setlist once again, putting myself out there as a freelance musical professional and advertising for more students, and I love it.
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