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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Adult Music Students: Myths vs. Facts

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Adult music students are a special breed. They are enthusiastic and dedicated. They are eager and interested. Where young students […]

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Agility for Your Fingers: the Pronking Approach

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Agility is practically the Holy Grail for any musician. To have a facile and nimble technique is why we spend […]

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Fear and Uncertainty: the What-Ifs

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Fear. Uncertainty. What would happen if you stopped “what-if-ing” and just did it? Fear and uncertainty are the dream-killers for […]

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Online Music Lessons: Best Practices

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Online music lessons may sound like nirvana to many music students – being able to study music wherever you are […]

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Practice Your Musical Creativity

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Musical creativity isn’t a “yes or no” thing. It isn’t a “have it or don’t have it” kind of skill. […]

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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 […]

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