How to find the courage

How to find the courage

How can we, in performance, access our best? It's a question of how to find the courage to bring our full selves to performances. Here are three favorite passages from Madeline Bruser's excellent The Art of Practicing, that speak to this question:   On our inner...

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How to Work a Room

How to Work a Room

Here is How to Work a Room for musicians: So, if your social skills have gone rusty, Or if, like me, you're a confirmed introvert, If you're ever uncomfortable at post-concert receptions, Or if networking just makes you want to hurl . . . This one's for you. The good...

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Musicians’ Networking Solutions

Musicians’ Networking Solutions

If real-time in-person networking makes your skin crawl, then try my Musicians' Networking Solutions to change your mindset and change your world! Let me level with you. I used to hate even the IDEA of networking. It brought to mind sleazy sales people pressing their...

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Big-Ass List of Fears

Big-Ass List of Fears

In honor of the scary times we're living in, I'm busting out my Big-Ass List of Fears. For real. Not the campy comedy-horror movie kind (think American Werewolf in London). Nope, I'm talking about the real stuff. You know, the gnawing 3 am, 'what am I doing with my...

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