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Leisure Materials and Resources: & Linkedin Learning & Linkedin Learning and Linkedin Learning offer thousands of courses for personal and professional development. provides master classes from experts in classical music, dance, and opera. Linkedin Learning offers courses ranging from personal development courses like How to write a best selling novel in 15 steps to professional development classes such as Management Foundations. "The World's Leading Classical Music Channel" broadcasts more than 100 live events each year, from venues and festivals from around the world such as Carnegie Hall, Bolshoi Theater, Opéra national de Paris, NCPAGlyndebourne Festival, Lucerne Festival, Verbier Festival, Salzburg Festival, International Tchaikovsky Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition, Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition, and more. Click on the above blue link to access site. offers master classes from world-renowned experts, televises concerts, ballets, concerts, and documentaries. Master Classes

Watch masterclasses to learn from contemporary experts giving viewers in-depth music lessons. Courses teach material from classical composers and artists, including Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Rachmaninov.

A shortlist of masterclasses include

  • Pedagogues William Christie and Paul Agnew teach music students at the Philharmonia de Paris. 
  • Internationally distinguished pianist Robert Levin teaches piano students from the Juilliard School. 
  • Famous opera star Joyce DiDonato teaches at Carnegie Hall in which she shares " her performing experience and extensive knowledge of the opera repertoire with talented young artists. Operas


 On users can access live, recently broadcasted, and previously recorded world-renowned operas.  

A shortlist of operas include

  • Beethoven's Fidelio - (Wiener Symphoniker)
  • Alma Deutscher's Cinderella - (California Theatre, Opera San Jose) 
  • Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro - (Staatsoper Berlin)
  • Stravinsky's Œdipus rex - (Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto)
  • Puccini's Madama Butterfly - (the Royal Opera House) Ballets

On users can access live, recently broadcasted, and previously recorded world-renowned ballets.  

A shortlist of ballets include

  • Swan Lake by Nureyev, music by Tchaikovsky - (Corps de Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris)
  • Romeo and Juliet by Nureyev, music by Prokofiev - (Corps de Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris)
  • The Ninth Symphony by Maurice Béjart, music by Beethoven - (With the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and the Tokyo Ballet) 
  • Lorca Massine's Parade and Pulcinella, music by Satie and Stravinsky, set and costumes by Pablo Picasso - (Pompeii's Grand Theater) Concerts

 On users can access live, recently broadcasted, and previously recorded world-renowned operas.  

A shortlist of concerts include

  • Daniel Barenboim and Michael Barenboim play Mozart's Violin Sonatas (II/II) -   (Recital in Boulez Saal)
  • Boris Berezovsky, Varvara Myagkova, and Karina Ter-Gazarian play Gershwin, Bach, Debussy, and Khachaturian - (Armchair Concerts. Live broadcasts of concerts without an audience
  • Valery Gergiev conducts Brahms and Szymanowski — With Janine Jansen - (London Symphony Orchestra)
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 5 -  (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) Documentaries

Documentary: One Day Pina Asked... 

Director: Chantal Akerman

Synopsis: Ackerman’s fascinating film intertwines brief anecdotes shared by the dancers of Philippine "Pina" Bausch’s company about their experiences with the fabled dancer and choreographer with peeks behind the scenes and excerpts from rehearsals during their five-week tour of Venice, Milan, and Avignon.


Documentary: The Unanswered Ives: Portrait of a composer, Wall Street giant and pioneer of sound. 

Director: Anne-Kathrin Peitz

Synopsis: Born in 1874 to a prominent family in Danbury, Connecticut, Charles Ives was the archetypal American good son. He worked as an actuary before founding one of the most successful insurance agencies in the United States, where he laid the foundations for estate planning practices still in use today. Many of his colleagues didn’t know that Charles Ives was also, in his spare time, one of the most brilliant and innovative composers of his era, privately pioneering avant-garde techniques years before his European contemporaries.

Documentary: Alexandra Dovgan: Per Aspera

Director: Nadezhda Zhdanova and Maria Novikova

Synopsis: Born in 2007, the unassuming Alexandra Dovgan possesses a truly prodigious talent and the artistic maturity of a pianist three times her age. It is this preternatural combination of skill and temperament that led her to victory in the 2018 Grand Piano Competition at the age of 10, and that has seen her continue to give acclaimed recitals alongside heavy hitters in some of the most prestigious halls in the world.


Documentary: A New Chopin, Daniil Trifonov and Mikhail Pletnev

Director: Christian Berger

Synopsis: One of the most groundbreaking recordings of 2017 was Daniil Trifonov’s interpretation of Chopin’s Piano Concertos with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra led by Mikhail Pletnev. Get a glimpse into the recording and performance process with Christian Berger’s recent documentary.

Linkedin Learning

Linkedin Learning offers thousands of courses for personal and professional development. Courses on the Linkedin Learning database range from personal development classes like Write a Bestselling Novel in 15 Steps to professional development tutorials such as Management Foundations. 

Linkedin Learning Highlighted Course: Write a Best Selling Novel in 15 Steps

 In this course, Jessica Brody author of over fifteen novels equips viewers with essential storytelling tools on how to write a novel. There's a secret storytelling code at the heart of almost all great novels. In this course, author Jessica Brody lays out the 15 essential beats, or plot points, that make readers want to keep turning the page. Filled with tips on plot and story structure, this course is based on Blake Snyder's famous "Save the Cat!" plotting method. Upon wrapping up the course, you'll have the tools you need to create a complete road map to your novel.

Linkedin Learning Highlighted Course: Conflict Resolution Foundations

Improve your relationships with your coworkers, clients, and managers and find your way through conflict back to cooperation. In this course, negotiation and leadership coach Lisa Gates shares the secrets of effective conflict resolution and reveals simple, repeatable techniques that apply in most business situations. She presents "The Resolution Roadmap," a practical framework for exploring and navigating conflict resolution, including identifying the issue and distinguishing fact from fiction.  A scenario helps take you through best practices for opening the conflict conversation, brainstorming solutions, and coming to an agreement. In addition, she shares powerful conflict resolution techniques that can help you enhance your listening skills and reframe problems to find common ground.

Linkedin Learning Highlighted Course: Learning Tinkercad

Join Kacie Hultgren as she walks through the basics of 3D modeling in Tinkercad, from adding and grouping 3D shapes to creating and duplicating patterns. Explore the tools and features one by one, and then learn to use the Tinkercad tools to create more complex geometry. Plus—for when you don't want to start from scratch—learn how to import existing 2D and 3D assets, including SVG and STL files. Packed with pro tips and keyboard shortcuts, this course will take your Tinkercad skills to the next level.

Linkedin Learning Highlighted Course: Drawing Foundations - Fundamentals


Each chapter in this course is built on these three principles, combining drawing theory and practical examples with worksheets and drawing assignments. Will Kemp brings his passion for teaching and infectious love of drawing together in these lessons. You'll learn about line, value, tone, negative space, and perspective, and come away with the confidence to start making drawing a daily practice.

Linkedin Learning Highlighted Course: Learning Screenwriting


Join independent film director and screenwriter Mark Tapio Kines as he walks you through the process of getting your screenplay idea out of your head and onto the printed page. Learn how to define your story's characters, obstacles, and scope; understand the importance of each of the three acts in a traditional narrative structure, and discover how to build tension and reveal key plot points. Lastly, Mark shows you how to format your screenplay to make it readable and well-paced, and navigate the legalities of adapting an existing property, collaborating with a cowriter, or engaging in a work-for-hire contract.

Linkedin Learning Highlighted Course: Leadership Mindsets


Mindset has a huge performance impact—but leaders rarely stop to see how they can intentionally change their mindsets to get better results. Discover the transformative power your mindset can have on your leadership style and find out how you can identify, grow, and put new mindsets into work. Together with Stanford University, organizational psychologist Sesil Pir has studied how frames of reference impact relationships and outcomes and how successful leaders adapt their thought patterns to improve employee engagement, drive meaning across the organization and promote life-long learning. This short course can help you leverage new findings to transform your own mindset and experience—and inspire new mindsets in others while driving innovation and sustainable business development results.