Tag Archives: performance

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 […]


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 […]


Why You Aren’t Performance Ready (and how you can make it happen)

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The date of the concert is getting closer. You’ve been working on this music for months. And yet it seems […]


The 7 Things an Audience Expects from You (and it’s not a perfect performance!)

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The audience is hushed; the lights are dimmed. The performer walks out on stage, trying to make her stride confident […]


Do Your Performances Have the Inevitability Factor?

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The most memorable concert I ever attended was a performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations by pianist Edward Aldwell.  This work, […]


The Three Pieces You Absolutely Need to Know

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There is a great article in Harp Column magazine this month by Nadia Pessoa. It’s all about survival skills and  […]


How to Cancel a Performance the Right Way

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It happens. We keep careful records and live by our calendars. But sometimes circumstances change, and we have to cancel […]


Attention Freelance Musicians: How to Get Your Clients to Ask You Back

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Your freelance music business will thrive if you can count on repeat business.  If you think you can’t get repeat […]


Tips for Painless Performing

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There’s really only one secret to performing. Do it a lot. You get better at it.  That being said, there […]