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On That Note: Dealing With Travel Exhaustion & Opposing Demands As A Musician

Jay Lawrence
Cellist Robert Cohen talks about the exhaustion he faces from traveling and balancing opposing demands.

Every month, cellist Robert Cohen joins us to talk about the life of a working, touring, professional musician. Cohen joins us this month to talk about the exhaustion he faces from traveling, balancing opposing demands, and being in the middle of things as a traveling musician and teacher. 

From greeting new students in London to performing at a music festival in Slovakia, Cohen has a multitude of things pulling him in many different directions. 

"I've learned over the years how to look after myself in terms of my energy, my fitness and my physical well-being because of all of the strain of all of this traveling," says Cohen. "You're continually fighting in your body those situations and the stresses and the jet leg."