Tune up, chill out: making music is the latest work ‘wellness’ trend
Forget the gym, stressed-out employees are turning to musical instruments to unwind
He is a lawyer at the top of his game, accustomed to handling multimillion-rand contracts in the music industry and working with the likes of Elton John, George Harrison and Sting. Now Simon Levine is making his own music – as a beginner.
The global chief executive of top law firm DLA Piper has gone back to basics as a pupil pianist, one of a growing number of people making music at work, the latest way for stressed-out city workers to unwind.
“It’s not like negotiating or winning a new contract, but you do get a real sense of achievement for something that’s otherwise outside what you usually do,” says Levine, who was head of intellectual property litigation before becoming a full-time worldwide manager for his firm...