A Better Way to Present Ourselves on Social Media? A Simple Adjustment for Improved Mood and Greater Well-Being.

It’s hard to imagine a world without social media nowadays. I mean, how else would we find out what…

Regular Bragging vs. Humblebragging: Which Works Better?

So…this post started off as an article about some recent research on why we like the music we do.…

Need a Break? Here’s a Simple Way to Boost Your Mood and Feel More Refreshed After a Long Week of Practice.

Because it’s, well, 2020, like everyone else in the world, we haven’t been able to do much…

David Leisner: On Overcoming Focal Dystonia and Learning to Play With Ease

I don’t remember when I first heard the term focal dystonia, but it wasn’t very long ago - perhaps…

How Effective Is Mental Practice for Memorizing New Pieces?

How Effective Is Mental Practice for Memorizing New Pieces?

Many well-known musicians have described using mental imagery to increase confidence, and hone and…

Stressed, Anxious, and Feeling a Little Burned Out? Here’s How an “Awe Walk” Could Help.

Stressed, Anxious, and Feeling a Little Burned Out? Here’s How an “Awe Walk” Could Help.

Whether it’s handling election stress, Zoom fatigue, or just making it through that part of the…

Bob Fisher: On How to Become Great at Something, and Setting Multiple World Records (at Age 50+)

A few years ago, thinking it wouldn’t hurt to get away from the computer now and again and be a…

Having Long-Term Goals Is Important, but Research Suggests That We Should Enjoy the Little Things Too

Greek philosopher Aristotle once argued that true well-being came from pursuing our best selves. On…

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…