Let me explain . . .

Let me explain . . .

Let me explain . . . why I play with blocks every morning. It's part of a story I've been reluctant to tell. Yes, I DO play with blocks. It's the first thing I do every day, 7 days a week. A while ago I set myself a 100 Day Challenge and now I'm addicted. Here's how...

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Musician self-promotion dilemma #47

Musician self-promotion dilemma #47

I recently received this question from the terrific pianist/composer Jeremy Siskind (thank you, Jeremy!). It's a common concern for many musicians and Jeremy suggested it for a newsletter topic. So let's tackle the Musician self-promotion dilemma #47.   Jeremy's...

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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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