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.
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’ve been seeing a lot of talk in various chat groups, podcasts and musician’s facebook groups about the stress of balancing it all, and figuring out how to do it all without getting completely overwhelmed. I wanted to share a few tips that I have learned along the way on how best to transition between my various professional roles without getting stressed out
Advice for the High School Musician on Getting it All Done When You’re Being Pulled in Two Directions. I see you. Every morning, between your 7:10am chamber orchestra rehearsal and your 8:00 advisory, you sit in front of your locker and map out your… Continue Reading “How to Balance Practicing & Homework”
I know how it goes. You leave a lesson and, because you had had a busy week, felt completely unprepared and played much worse than you know you are capable of, and now you are determined to change things around. Oozing commitment from every… Continue Reading “My Dirty Little Secret for Effective Practicing”
I get asked about 50 times a year by my non-musician friends and family members what an appropriate gift would be for their child’s violin/piano/clarinet teacher, so I thought I would post a few ideas. You will notice one entire category that is missing… Continue Reading “Holiday Gift Guide for Your Kid’s Music Teacher”
What would you do if I handed you a $100 bill? I once had a student who started cello lessons with me when he was 5 years old, and he LOVED the cello. He loved playing the cello, he loved practicing the cello… Continue Reading “The $100 Bill”
Happy October! Month of fall foliage, Halloween costumes, apple picking and pumpkin spice lattes. I will have none of those things in Bermuda; here, October means hurricanes, getting the garden planted (and then losing it all to the afore-mentioned hurricanes) and finding lightweight clothing… Continue Reading “Happy October!”