Think back to your last big audition or recital. What do you remember feeling, moments before you walked on stage?
Heart pounding in your chest? Butterflies in your stomach? Cold, clammy hands? Feeling light-headed, tight, weak, or shaky?
Perhaps … Read more
“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.” ~John Wooden
In 1948, the UCLA men’s basketball team finished with a 12-13 record.
Hoping to turn things around, they hired … Read more
If you watched any TV during the 90’s, you will probably remember the Lay’s potato chip challenge.
Their catchphrase was “Betcha can’t eat just one.” And as those diabolical marketing geniuses predicted, I did find it awfully hard to … Read more
If you’re like the vast majority of students, you probably have a hard time memorizing music. For almost everyone, memorizing should not be difficult or frustrating. That’s right, memorizing music, or anything else for that matter, is only hard if … Read more
2 hours? 4 hours? 8 hours? 12 hours?
How much is enough?
Is there such a thing as practicing too much?
Is there an optimal number of hours that one should practice?
What Do Performers Say?
Some of the great … Read more
13 tips to motivate your child to practice music at home
It’s a common problem among parents and music teachers, sometimes kids just don’t want to practice. It’s time to try some new tips to motivate your child with … Read more