How NOT to Support a Student Who Is Struggling

How Not to Support a Student Who Is Struggling (and What To Do Instead)

Last week, we looked at a study which found that having a fixed mindset as a teacher, can have a…

Want Your Students to Be More Engaged, Take More Risks, and Get Better Grades? Here’s Why Your Mindset Matters.

If you’ve read any articles online in the last few years about learning or resilience, you’ve…

Specific Times When SMART Goals Can Be Counterproductive (and What Strategy to Use Instead)

Specific Times When SMART Goals Can Be Counterproductive (and What Strategy to Use Instead)

Fire up your browser and do a search for “goals,” and you’ll probably see something about SMART…

Kris Chesky: On hearing health, earplugs, and how the best strategy for protecting young musicians’ ears might help them become better musicians too

Kris Chesky: On Hearing Health, Earplugs, and How the Best Strategy for Protecting Young Musicians’ Ears Might Help Them Become Better Musicians Too

I can’t say that I’ve ever listened to much of John Denver’s music, but one of the highlights of my…

Does a Musician’s Physical Movements and Gestures Affect How Musical We Think They Are?

Do a Musician’s Physical Movements and Gestures Affect How Musical We Think They Are?

I can’t remember if I’ve told this story here before or not, but the first time I played for Dr.…

How to Cultivate Better Rhythm and Avoid Clipping Notes (and Rests) Short

How to Develop Better Internal Rhythm and Avoid Clipping Notes (and Rests) Short

The third movement of the E minor Shostakovich piano trio begins with the pianist playing a series…

For Better Rhythm and Timing, Count With Your Body Too, Not Just Your Mind

For Better Rhythm and Timing, Count With Your Body Too, Not Just Your Mind

As I think about all of the things I remember learning from my teachers over the years, it’s funny…

Stressed and Having Difficulty Getting Out of a Negative Thought Spiral? Here's How (and Why) Mother Nature May Be Able to Help

Stressed and Having Difficulty Getting Out of a Negative Thought Spiral? Here’s How Mother Nature May Be Able to Help

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a negative loop of repetitive thoughts? Like when you mess…

Make Practicing in 2021 a Little More Effective With These Top Tips From 2020

Einstein once said “Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.” This quote seems…