Category Archives: Musicianship

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


7 Ways YouTube Can Make You a Better Musician

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When you think of YouTube do you instinctively brace yourself for another cute kitten video or an unfortunate epic fail? […]


3 Steps to Musical Success This Year

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What would musical success look like for you this year? I’m guessing that like the rest of us you have […]


Making Music Practice Musical Practice

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Do you just practice your music, or is your practice musical as well? Does your practice feel like just a […]


Transitions: Working in the Spaces

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Transitions make the difference. In life, we admire those who appear to glide easily from one phase of life to […]


You (Yes, YOU!) Can Read Music Better!

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Yes, YOU can read music better – faster, more easily and fluently – whether you’re already an accomplished musician or […]


Are You Talented Enough?

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“You’re SO talented!” I always appreciate the thought behind the compliment but it chafes a little too, as if talent […]


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 […]