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

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Jay Lawrence
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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."