Category Archives: Practicing

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 […]


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 […]


Wrong Notes Don’t Fix Themselves: 4 Steps to Getting Them Right

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Wrong notes! You made another mistake! What do you do when you make mistakes as you practice? Do you find […]


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 […]


Defeating the Holiday Music Madness

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The holiday music season is in high gear! Black Friday is not only the beginning of the holiday shopping season; […]


Get Some New Ears! Why You’re Listening Wrong

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Get new ears? You might need them. Have you ever been surprised by a comment from someone else about your […]


Sharpen Your Focus – 3 Quick Tips

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Focus. The word always reminds of that amazing moment in the eye doctor’s office when he adjusts the machine in […]


2 Steps to Make Every Practice Session More Productive

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You put your instrument down and stretch your arms. Shake out your hands. Rub your neck. That feels good. You […]