Author Archives: Anne

Motivation: Rust Proofing Your Practice

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“She just doesn’t have the motivation.” I remember hearing a performance many years ago by a young musician who seemed […]


Making Progress: 3 Simple Ways to Sustain Momentum

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I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy. – Marie Curie You’re a musician; you […]


Adult Music Student? Enjoy the Privileges of Age

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Adult Music Student. Perhaps this phrase conjures up an image of a nightmare recital where you, the quaking gray-haired student, […]


10 Ways to Cut Your Practice Time in Half

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Practice time is probably the number factor in your music success. Let me clarify – practice time spent efficiently and […]


Eat Your Vegetables – Review Your Music!

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Do you review your music as a regular part of your practice, or a “maybe if I get around to […]


Control: Why It’s Out of Your Hands

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Life, especially in these hectic days, has become a search for control. We look for more control over our calendar […]


I’m Stuck! What to Do When Nothing Is Working

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I’m stuck! We’ve all been there, when the piece you’re trying to practice and perfect just seems to go into […]


Etudes: The Case For and Against

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There are etudes, and then there are etudes. In harp pedagogy, we have the basic fundamental studies like the Pozzoli […]


Focus or Fixation: The Practice Rabbit Hole

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Focus. What things we could accomplish if we could only focus! Yet there are times that too much focus is […]


Cool Metronome Trick #17: Create Time

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A metronome trick? Of course! The metronome is a mystery for many musicians. We know we should use it and […]