Tim Topham: On How to Maximize Your Effectiveness When Teaching Lessons Online

Tim Topham: On How to Maximize Your Effectiveness When Teaching Lessons Online

So…the last week has been...umm...interesting. Universities and K-12 schools have shut down either…

Targeted Memory Reactivation: A Hack to Improve Learning During Sleep?

When I was in elementary school, I never did see the point of making my bed every morning. It just…

Lynne Aspnes: On Breathing, Singing, and the Value of Cultivating a Diverse Range of Musical Influences

Lynne Aspnes: On Singing, Breathing, and the Value of Cultivating a Diverse Range of Musical Influences

I suspect that most musicians, at some point or another, have been asked to sing in a lesson. The…

What Does Science Say About the Notion That We Don't Utilize Our Full Potential?

What Does Science Say About the Notion That We Don’t Utilize Our Full Potential?

There’s a sweet moment in Pooh’s Most Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin, where…

Fact or Myth: Does Thinking “Don’t Miss” Really Make Us More Likely to Mess Up?

Fact or Myth: Does Thinking “Don’t Miss” Really Make Us More Likely to Mess Up?

It was March 15, 2017, and the San Antonio Spurs were trying to pull out a close win over the…

How to Get Better at Detecting Errors - Especially If They’re Hiding in Plain Sight

How to Get Better at Detecting Errors – Especially If They’re Hiding in Plain Sight

A few days ago, one of my kids came back from school with a decidedly underwhelming math quiz…

The Mindsets That Make It Easier (and Harder) to Bounce Back from Mistakes Mid-Performance

I don’t know if there’s some sort of composer’s handbook which says that concertos should start out…

Jennifer Johnson: On Learning to Play More Effortlessly, Through a Better Understanding of the True Design of Your Body

Jennifer Johnson: On Learning to Play More Effortlessly, Through a Better Understanding of the True Design of Your Body

You know when you need to hang a frame, but can’t find a hammer, so you decide to put a nail in the…

Is Videotaping Yourself Worth the Time and Trouble? And If Yes, How So?

Is Videotaping Yourself Worth the Time and Trouble? And If Yes, How So? (Part 2 of 2)

One of my advisors in grad school regularly reminded us that whether it was our dissertation or our…