Category Archives: Musicianship

Answers to Your FAQs

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Need answers? One reason I love teaching is being able to help students find solutions for their challenges. I should […]


Is it a Mistake or a Symptom?

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Mistakes are easy to spot. We hear a wrong note, an incorrect accidental or rhythm. We can feel it – […]


Everyday Practice Mistakes: Change Them Today!

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Is there anything you should change about your practice? Our daily practice is our path to progress. It’s how we […]


How to Discover Your Musical Signature

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What is your musical signature? Maybe you’ve never given it any thought, but I can assure you that you have […]


5 Things Your Desert Island Composer Can Teach You

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If you were stranded on a desert island and could have with you the music of only one composer, whose […]


The Amazing Practice Magnifier, Part 2

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    This blog post is the second in a three-part series of case studies that will show you how […]


Method or Madness

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“What method do you play?” It’s part of the human condition to label, sort and divide. Classifying things makes them […]


Thinking Music in 3D

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When you look at your music, is your vision bounded by the black dots, lines and spaces and the edges […]


Your Metronome Speaks

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  You move that pile of music and there it is, underneath everything: your metronome. It stares mutely at you, […]


The Mastery Trait

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What is “mastery?” Scenario 1 The team is about to lose. Time is running out and in a last desperate […]