Have a Tendency to Play “Too Safe” Under Pressure? Here’s a Daily Habit That Could Help You Play More Fearlessly on Stage.

Have a Tendency to Play “Too Safe” Under Pressure? Here’s a Daily Habit That Could Help You Play More Fearlessly on Stage.

I was going through some old home videos the other day, and came across some clips of my kids…

A Counterintuitive Way to Build Confidence, a Tiny Bit Each Day

When you look at your to-do list for the day, and think about where to begin, what tasks seem the…

Jason Sulliman: On Why Fast Practice Can Sometimes Be More Efficient and Effective Than Slow Practice

Jason Sulliman: On Why Fast, At-Tempo Practice Can Be More Efficient and Effective Than Slow Practice

I’d bet my last dozen Krispy Kreme donuts that every music student in the history of practicing has…

How Using Social Media Apps Before Practicing Could Sabotage Practice Quality (and Performance) Over Time

How Using Social Media Apps Before Practicing Could Sabotage Practice Quality (and Performance) Over Time

I attend a martial arts class where the rule is that phones must stay in the locker room, and never…

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…