Tag Archives: goals

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 […]


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. […]


Consistency: My Word for 2018

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My guide word for 2018: Consistency. I suppose you could call it a New Year’s resolution, but for me it’s […]


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 […]


Is it the Destination or the Journey?

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“What stop please?” When I was growing up in Philadelphia, I used to love to ride the public transit. I […]


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 […]


Everyday Practice Mistakes: Change Them Today!

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Is there anything you should change about your practice? Our daily practice is our path to progress. It’s how we […]


A Scale for the New Year

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The New Year. New beginnings, New ideas, goals, hopes and dreams. All exciting and energizing. I love the wonderful possibilities […]


What’s Your One Thing?

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We musicians are a dedicated bunch. While we may not fit the romantic image of the musician starving and sacrificing […]


Is There a “Perfect” Practice Routine?

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I love organizing things. I remember as a teenager using the wee hours of the morning to organize my dresser […]