Author Archives: Anne

The Musician’s Progress Activator

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I can do it. Ten more times. Get it right this time. Try it again. Last time. NOOOO! Practicing is […]


Power Hour: the Practice of Champions

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What if you could power up your music study by adding one hour (or even one half hour) to your […]


Where Perfection Meets Possible

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Perfectionism has a bad reputation. We have heard about all the evils of perfectionism – the frustration, the self-doubt, the […]


3 Mind Blowing Ways to Practice Etudes

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Mind blowing? Maybe not exactly that, but these ways to practice your etudes will make your practice time much more […]


Practice: A New Definition

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Let me give you the scenario. I was 13 or 14 years old and my friend was on the phone […]


7 Surprising Benefits of Memorization

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Do you memorize your music? You should. Let me be clear. I don’t believe it’s necessary, or even desirable, to […]


New Piece? Try This Starter System!

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A new piece! There is nothing quite as exciting as that promising and as yet unsullied page. I have been […]


Your Creativity Engine – Is It on Idle?

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Creativity is not something we generally associate with music practice.  Our practice is more often about repetition and correction than […]


Posture Perfect – It’s Not Just Sitting Straight

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Good posture is the first thing we musicians learn. You may have started playing music so long ago that you […]


Eliminate the Negative – 3 Bad Habits to Stop Now

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“Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative…” These motivational words are the opening lyrics of a 1945 song by Harold Arlen […]