Category Archives: Performing

Is Your Repertoire Ready?

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Is your repertoire ready to play? Imagine you received this phone call today:   “Good morning [YOUR NAME HERE]. I’m […]


Program Notes the Right Way

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“Program notes? You want me to talk?!” The time will come when you will be asked to “say something” about music […]


Holiday Music – Without the Stress!

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Ready to stress out? It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn to…MUST GET READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!! It feels […]


Set the Bar Low for Your Next Performance

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Set the bar low for your next performance.  What?! We are taught to aim for the best possible performance. We […]


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 […]


Are You Ready to Burst Your Bubble?

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Have you ever thought about a simple soap bubble? It’s a beautiful and amazing creation, air trapped in layers of […]


Two Ways to Get a Music Conservatory Education

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The music conservatory: a hothouse for nurturing musical talent and an opportunity available to only the select few. For hundreds […]


How to Play Music You Hate

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I don’t like starting a blog post with such a negative title, but I might as well admit it;  sometimes […]


Practice with a Kick, an Arrow and a Glass of Water

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Practice, practice, practice; the story of the musician’s life. And we hope that by devoting many hours to practice, we […]


Do You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

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I’m the sort of person who almost always says “yes” to playing music. Since I was a teenager just starting […]