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Three Times When Not Practicing is NOT an Option

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Are you not practicing today? Those are the most powerful words that anyone can ever say to me. They are […]

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Beautiful Thumbs or All Thumbs?

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Do you love your thumbs? We harpists have a love/hate relationship with our thumbs. They can carry the melody well […]

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Moving Up or Going In Circles?

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Are you moving up, making progress? Or do you feel like you’re going in circles? I always visualize progress as […]

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Follow Your Ambition

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Ambition is not just the property of the young and upwardly mobile. It isn’t exclusive to those destined to be […]

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Focus: Keeping Your Eye on the Ball

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Focus is the difference between whiffing and missing the ball or hitting it out of the park. I am finally […]

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What You Don’t Know About Deliberate Practice

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Do you understand “deliberate practice?” If you don’t you’re not alone. Much has been written about deliberate practice since K. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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