There is a question commonly asked amongst people in the Armenian diaspora: What makes someone Armenian? You see, just over 100 years ago, and throughout history (and into this week, sadly) Armenians have been displaced from their homeland and have spread out all over… Continue Reading “What Makes You A Musician?”
It’s scary to see an uncertain future and not know where or how the goals you set out for yourself fit into it. But what if you could shift away from the Goals themselves, and focus on your Systems instead?
Transform both your practice space and your habits with this Month-long project. Each day you’ll be emailed a small, easy to accomplish task to set you up for a successful year.
The artists and musicians I know fall into one of two camps. They either have a strict daily routine for when they are going to practice, teach, eat and do admin work, or they just go with the flow and do whatever they… Continue Reading “Would You Be Better Off Having a Daily Routine? (Yes)”
This post was written as a guest blog post for Honesty Pill . Check out what they are doing over there and grab some more fantastic insight into practicing habits, mindset, and audition prep! It’s always easy to practice a piece that is brand new to… Continue Reading “Understanding Intention–What You Need to Know Before You Practice”
Today is Labor Day, our modern-day signal that summer is over and we all have to get back to work. Whether you spent the last three months studying or playing at various festivals and camps? Or maybe you took some time off to travel,… Continue Reading “Back From Vacation? 8 ways to Get Back Into Your Practice Groove.”
Summer is here! (YESSS) If you’re off to learn/teach/perform at a summer festival or two, then you’re certainly in for a busy and inspiring 8 weeks. But what if you’re not? Whether it’s due to financial considerations or because life is just requiring you… Continue Reading “Summer Festival Not in the Cards This Year? 10 Steps to Making This Your Most Epically Productive Summer Anyway.”
The ends of the concert season and school year are approaching and (thankfully!) bringing along the slower pace of the summer. Even if we have a full schedule of festivals and concerts, there is a bit more free time between June and September. It’s… Continue Reading “My Top 10 Favorite Books for Musicians”
Anyone who has asked me how/what I practice each day knows that I play an etude every day. Usually I just go through my books of Popper or Piatti, but sometimes I mix it up. Every so often I go through a student level… Continue Reading “Etudes: A Love Story”
I bet you started playing when you were knee-high to a grasshopper. In fact, you can’t really even remember much about your pre-music childhood. Now you’re 17, and you’re choosing whether to major in music, or another one of your passions. Or you’re 27… Continue Reading “The “Non-Professional” Music Life”