Can You Teach Empathy?

My BFF walking partner Florrie brought up this terrific question the other day, “Can you teach empathy?” Florrie thinks it’s something you either have or you don’t. I’m not so sure. There are of course people who seem to be more naturally...

Map Your Network

In working with musicians on expanding their freelance performance and teaching opportunities, the topic of networking inevitably comes up. And the typical response I hear is: I don’t know anybody who can refer work to me. But of course that’s never the...

Want more concerts? Start by re-connecting!

A pianist—let’s call him Otto—wrote to me a while back asking for some career advice and we had a conversation by phone. He’d been booking his own recital performances and it was going OK. But Otto wanted to know how to get more concerts at more...