Monthly Archives: October 2012

Is Deep Breathing Part of Your Routine?

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“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, (b. 1926) Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist “Take a deep […]


Is Classical Music Doomed?

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Can classical music survive in a world where orchestras fail and concert attendance dwindles? Two dismaying things happened to me […]


How to Phrase by the Numbers

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This post follows up on a previous post about phrasing. Here I describe what is arguably the best system for […]


How to Phrase, or It’s All in the Phrasing!

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“I don’t need words — it’s all in the phrasing.” – Louis Armstrong     How to phrase in music can […]


Stuck in a Rut? Change One Thing

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Today’s fast pace and shorter attention spans make it easier than ever to feel stuck in a rut. Within a […]


Move That Mountain – Do One Thing

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Sometimes we have a task before us that seems to much to tackle. All we see is a big mountain […]


No Time for Music Theory in a Lesson? Try Telescope Teaching!

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When I was a student, I used to think a one-hour lesson was long. When I started teaching, though, I […]


The Five-minute “Anti-Stress” Daily Technique Boost

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It sounds delightful, boosting your technique in just five minutes with no stress. When you think of any of the […]


Harpist DOs and DON’Ts

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You’ve heard the expression “I don’t do…whatever.” Well, harpists have their own special do’s and don’ts, things we can or […]