Minna Chung: On the Mysteries of Intonation and a Few Things We Can Do to Play Better in Tune

Minna Chung: On the Mysteries of Intonation and a Few Things We Can Do to Play More in Tune

Like most Suzuki youngsters, I went through a phase where I had little stripes of tape placed on my…

Handling Conflicts in Ensembles: A Few Things We May Be Able to Learn From the Research on Marital Satisfaction...?

Handling Conflicts in Ensembles: A Few Things We May Be Able to Learn From the Research on Marital Satisfaction…?

Even though it's been decades in some cases, I can still remember some pretty heated exchanges that…

Is This Really an Influential Factor in How We Choose Our Teachers and Mentors?

Is This Really a Significant Factor in How We Choose Our Teachers and Mentors?

Whether it’s choosing a piano teacher, tennis coach, advisor for a thesis/dissertation, mentor in…

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,…