How the Things You Say to Yourself Could Be Sabotaging Your Confidence

How the Things You’re Saying to Yourself Could Be Sabotaging Your Confidence

People say that you have to watch what you say and do around young kids, because kids don’t have a…

Does “just Breathe” Really Help Us Reduce Anxiety? Or Is It Just a Total Cliché?

Does “Just Breathe!” Really Help Us Lower Anxiety? Or Is It Totally Just a Cliché?

For most, going to the eye doctor is an annual event. But having been diagnosed with glaucoma, I…

Are We Really the Average of the Five People We Spend the Most Time With?

Are We Really the Average of the Five People We Spend the Most Time With?

A few days ago, on my way back from an overseas trip, I had a 9-hour layover at an airport where…

A Method for Minimizing Skill “slippage” If You Have to Miss a Day or Two (or Week) of Practice

Have to Miss a Day or Two (or Week) of Practice? Here’s a Way to Keep Your Skills from Slipping.

Renowned pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski1 once said “Miss one day of practice, I notice; miss two,…

Reduce (Audition/School/Holiday) Burnout with This Simple 2-week Exercise

Reduce (Audition/School/Holiday) Burnout with This 2-Week Exercise

Whether it’s the weight of papers and finals at the end of a really tough semester, a jam-packed…

Difficulty Staying Optimistic Before a Big Audition? Try Using a “Positivity Cheat Sheet”

Difficulty Staying Optimistic Before a Big Audition? Try Using a “Positivity Cheat Sheet”

It’s the day before an audition, and as you take a few minutes to review some tricky sections,…

A Backwards Strategy to Increase the Likelihood of Achieving Your Big Goals

A Backwards Strategy to Increase the Likelihood of Achieving Your Big Goals

There’s a peculiar saying that I often stumble across on the internet. About how to eat an elephant…

Wish You Were a Better Memorizer? Why a Little Bit of Score Study Might Be the Missing Ingredient.

Wish You Were a Better Memorizer? Why a Little Bit of “Verbalization” Might Be the Missing Ingredient.

Let’s try a little mental challenge. Read the following letters to yourself, slowly: NCTECOOVD Now,…

5 Ways to Prevent “rage-quitting” on Discouraging Practice Days

5 Ways to Prevent “Rage-Quitting” on Discouraging Practice Days

We all have bad practice days, where our sound is off, or our fingers just won’t cooperate. Which…