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The Art of Showing Up.

I have spent more time on calls over the past 12 months than I have in the previous 10 years of my life. Between those calls with my current and potential clients and the group coaching sessions that I lead,  I am at the… Continue Reading “The Art of Showing Up.”

5 Ways to Gain More Career Clarity

  Searching for my ideal work/life situation has been a long process for me. From orchestral player to freelancer to recitalist, to teacher, to coach, etc. I have basically made a career out of experimenting with shifting balances and jobs until I found just… Continue Reading “5 Ways to Gain More Career Clarity”

A Pandemic Year in Review

  And here, we are. One Year Later. When thinking about what this week’s post should be about, I was initially opposed to adding what will surely be an avalanche of “reflections upon this past year” posts. I figured it would be like the… Continue Reading “A Pandemic Year in Review”

How I Plan Out My Week

  I think the no. 1 question I get asked these days is: “How do you get so much done?” Short Answer: I don’t have kids. 😉 And although I’m sure that has a lot to do with it-especially this year (and just as… Continue Reading “How I Plan Out My Week”

Between Boredom and Busy

  I was chatting on the phone with my mother yesterday, telling her about the various things I was working on: my students, clients, the festival, etc. I was explaining that February and March had a lot going on in them and that perhaps… Continue Reading “Between Boredom and Busy”

How to Turn a Rejection Into a Win

  As a high school musician growing up outside of Chicago, one of the coveted “wins” was to be a finalist in the Chicago Symphony Young Artists competition.  After the prelims, you’d stay at home, waiting for the phone to ring with the news… Continue Reading “How to Turn a Rejection Into a Win”

The Practice of Practicing

Peter Wiley, professor of cello at the Curtis Institute and Bard College and Conservatory, and of Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri String Quartet fame, came in to do a masterclass for my Bridge Online Cello Studio students yesterday. We were about 15 minutes in… Continue Reading “The Practice of Practicing”

The Power of Your Imaginary Lives

  Many (many) moons ago, I was a young orchestral fellow at the New World Symphony down in Miami, FL.  I was living the life. I had my own apartment on South Beach just a few steps from both the beach and the celebrity-laden… Continue Reading “The Power of Your Imaginary Lives”


  Over the past four (okay….5…ish) weeks, we have been talking about the Five People that you need to surround yourself with in order to be successful at a new project.  Whether that project is a new diet or fitness regime, a practicing challenge,… Continue Reading “THE 5 PEOPLE YOU NEED AROUND YOU TO FIND SUCCESS (PART 5)”

The 5 People You Need Around You to Find Success (Part 4)

(This is the fourth in a 5-part series)   The other day I got a nice surprise email from an acquaintance of mine from Boston. This woman was a regular at my concerts. Not a cellist herself, but a huge fan, and she always… Continue Reading “The 5 People You Need Around You to Find Success (Part 4)”