GITTE HAGSTEDT DICKSON - in english

Gitte Hagstedt Dickson
Music is magical! 
What music can accomplish, I have experienced many times.
It has been with me all the time as a common thread in my life,
in joy as in sorrow.

FILMS

GITTE H. D.

GITTES FAMILJ, SLÄKT.


A PRESENTATION OF MYSELF AND MY THOUGHTS              

I was born in Gothenburg in July 1948 and have been faithful to 
Gothenburg / Mölndal except for short periods abroad,
i. a. studies at the University of Vienna and French interpreter in Tunisia.

In 1985, I moved into a charming five in a governor's house 
at the top of old Masthugget, Gothenburg,  
with the lovely Slottsskogen right next door.
The sea a quarter of a bus ride from here. Now I had "found home"!

I have 4 children born between 1973 and 1986 
and 6 grandchildren born between 1995 and 2006.
I myself have taught my children and grandchildren to play various instruments.
They are involved in my music, Conserts and so on.
Our family business: TONARIA.

Our history is that we are faced with various problems:
DM (Dystrofia Myotonika), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), 
Grand Mal Epilepsi, ADHD, Dyslexi, Gluten intolerance, my eye problems VMT.
But we stick together and make the best of the situation.
And I'm stubborn. I never give up.

I have composed a lot over the years, 
developed my own music pedagogyand written my own playbooks.

HAGSTEDT DICKSONS music school I have had since 1972, 
and the Choir-Orchestra since 1990
and I have a lot of Charity Concerts behind me. 

I have written 3 books, see the link above: 
TONARIA BOKHANDEL (book shop)

I've tried a little bit of each when it comes to music.
I have been studying music attthe University of Gothenburg
and I have been taught to play recorder, clarinet, song, guitar, 
saxophone, violin and flute. 

I hav been a street musican of classical guitar,
among other things in Greece and Spain - se picture 4 in BILDARKIV: Gitte

I have been pause guitarist and pause pianist in the Jazz house in Gothenburg.

I have played clarinet in Gothenburg's youth symphony 
amd in a student orchestra as the only girl.
I also have played violin in a folk music group. 

I have made 3 feature films. 

I have a lot behind me and a lot in front of me 
- still a lot to experience, many places to visit, new meetings...
- but most of all I have a lot inside me
- a lot more to give and to share...


My beloved cat Grålle, from the 60s,  
who came back (?) as my as well beloved cat Oscar, 1993 - 2011

Some words on the way
Wake up to life as cats do
Friendship heals
Music heals
Laugh hels
Even crying heals the soul
Nature gives power
Do not rush
Do let time decide

Follow the changes of the four seasons
Why else do we have them?
Wait and see
Try to crack your Life Code, find the key to your inner self, 
find Your Thing in Life
Everyone has something
Learn to understand how everything is connected, 
there is ameaning behind everything
Everything happens for a reason




And do not forget
Live well for both body and soul towards everything and all of us
Take care of yourself and love yourself as much as you love others
Open your eyes and "see" each other
Reward comes, more or less, sooner or later
"Find balance between human and animals. Be in harmony with nature."



THOUGHTS ON A BETTER WORLD
Residential areas for everyone, including the elderly there. 
Everything is in the local area, preschools, schools, shops, change of clothes shops, 
local farming, chickens... a lot of nature. Supermarkets are no longer needed. 
Common rooms in the neighborhood, where you have common things;  
sewing machine, tools...
Free public transport, car poles. 
EVERYONE IS FOR EVERYONEEVERYONE SUPPORTS EACH OTHER
A SCHOOL FOR EVERYONE
More staff, trained and resource staff of different ages. 
But everyone is helped, the children are involved in cooking, cleaning 
= a topic on the schedule
Wellness, Environmental care, 
Home economics with dietetics, 
Brain function at different ages. 
Swimming knowledge, Lifesaving, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other First Aid knowledge.
Solidarity, Responsibility & Cooperation, Creativity, Physical 
Activity daily, Leisure activitities.
LEARNING FOR LIFE. Everyone gets to work at the pace they can. 
Let everyone develop what they are good at and interested in. 
Morning gathering with breakfast, 
all work is done during school hours, no homework. 
REMOVE STRESS
DISTRIBUTE ALL JUSTICE BETWEEN EVERYONE ON OUR EARTH.