Growth Through Music & Mistakes
04/10/2018 | 52 Minutes
This week’s guest: Brad Vanfleet – an “average Joe” Walmart employee by day and Executive Director of the Uintah Basin Youth Chamber Orchestra and Principal Violist for Uintah Basin Orchestra and Chorus by night. He’s learned to overcome his social anxiety by seeing the 12 year old in everyone and through the help of life-changing mentors. Brad now is giving back by helping the youth and yes, he gets asked on the daily the difference between viola and violin.
High Energy by always doing something and learning something
Astro photography, woodworking and fly-fishing
The support of his wife in all his hobbies (bless her heart!)
PERSONAL TICK OFFS
Having so many hobbies and activities make it hard to balance life.
Lack of “Brad” time – it’s been a while since the last fly fishing trip
PROFESSIONAL TICK OFFS
Not knowing when to slow down (that high energy just keeps going)
Answering the difference between the viola and violin…on the daily
Being okay with mistakes and learning from them. See Will Smith failure video
Motivating parents to keep their kids in music
CONNECT WITH BRAD
Uintah Basin Youth Chamber Orchestra Website: www.ubyco.org
Episode transcript coming soon.