Category Archives: Performing

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 […]


Hymns: A Harpist’s Guide to Playing Along

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“Could you play along on these hymns too?” It seems like a reasonable request. A well-intentioned choir director wants to […]


Control: Why It’s Out of Your Hands

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Life, especially in these hectic days, has become a search for control. We look for more control over our calendar […]


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 […]