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Tempo Is Not a Number

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“Tempo is not a number,” I said to my student. My student was trying hard to work his piece up […]


Do You Worry About the “What-Ifs” ?

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Do you suffer from the “what-ifs”? My student was preparing for an important performance. We still had two or three […]


Repetition: Mindless or Mindful

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Much has been said – and I have said my share – about how to practice. Practicing with intention, deliberation […]


Rejecting Perfection

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Perfection has its good points, I guess. I wouldn’t know because I’ve never been there. Perfection appears to us as […]


Sophia Dussek: A Valentine’s Day Tribute

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, I found myself reflecting again on how much of our harp music we owe to love […]


Practicing Technique the Right Way

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Practicing technique is a cornerstone of a musician’s long term growth and daily practice habit. But that doesn’t mean that […]


Advocating for Digital Music

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I like digital music and I’m not afraid to say it. Surprised? If that statement pulls the figurative rug out […]


Strategic Practice: Why Are You Practicing?

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Before you can do strategic practice, you need to answer this question: Why exactly are you practicing? Because you have […]


Working Miracles: The Story of Anne Sullivan

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I have a famous name: Anne Sullivan. Not because of my own accomplishments, but because of the woman called the […]


Practice Techniques: Fill Your Practice Toolbox

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Most of us practice music because we want to play music. There might be a couple of other reasons you […]