Why It May Be a Good Idea to Laugh a Bit More in the Months Ahead

Why It May Be Important to Laugh a Bit More During Stressful Times

With school about to start, and the world still feeling pretty topsy-turvy, it’s likely that there…

Stephen Hough: On the Question “Is Memorizing Music Really All That Important?”

Every month, The Juilliard Journal publishes a short mini-interview with faculty, where in addition…

How to Keep the Critic in Your Head From Wrecking Your Practice Session

How to Keep the Critic in Your Head From Wrecking Your Practice Session

Whether through books like The Little Engine That Could or TV shows like Sesame Street, I think…

Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Seems to Disappear Overnight

Why the Progress You Make in the Practice Room Seems to Disappear Overnight – PART 2

Of all of the frustrating Greek myths out there, I think the story of Sisyphus is the one that I…

An Email Hack That Could Increase the Likelihood of Getting a Reply (and Possibly Make the World a Slightly Better Place for Everyone Too)

An Email Hack That Could Increase the Likelihood of Getting a Reply (and Possibly Make the World a Slightly Better Place for Everyone Too)

What is the default phrase you use when ending an email? “Regards”? “Sincerely”? “Cheers”? “Thx”?…

Jason Haaheim: On “Deliberate Lessons” and How to Become a Better Teacher to Yourself

Jason Haaheim: On “Deliberate Lessons” and How to Maximize Your Progress From One Lesson to the Next

The last few months have led to many changes in how we work, how we play, how we connect to others,…

3 Questions to Ask Yourself That Could Boost the Effectiveness of Your Next Practice Session

3 Questions to Ask Yourself That Could Boost the Effectiveness of Your Next Practice Session

Many of the challenges we deal with on a daily basis - whether in the practice room, while…

Having Difficulty Motivating Yourself to Practice? Research Suggests That Copycatting a Friend Could Help.

Having Difficulty Motivating Yourself to Practice? Research Suggests That Copycatting a Friend Could Help.

I'd be willing to bet that there’s probably something in your life right now that you’re trying to…

Evidence That You're Probably Not Great at Performing and Critiquing Your Performance at the Same Time

Evidence That You’re Probably Not Great at Performing and Critiquing Your Performance at the Same Time

Like most kids growing up in the Back to the Future era, I went through several jean jackets (and…