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How Transcendental Meditation is helping a young artist launch his career
by Linda Egenes
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8 May 2014
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At age 13, just four months after taking his first jazz piano lesson, Keelan Dimick won first place in the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, junior division. Two years later, he won first place at the senior division and was recruited by top music schools.
It turns out that Keelan had a secret weapon that set him apart from other contestants: his practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique.
''It's easier to get into the zone when you do your meditation regularly,'' says Keelan, who recently graduated from Manhattan School of Music. ''It also balances the whole system, calms you down so it's easier to let go. That's the main thing when playing jazz, to let go. Then the music will play itself.''
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