8 Strategies for Breaking Out of a Performance Slump

8 Strategies for Breaking Out of a Performance Slump

Whether you’re watching basketball, baseball, or, say, cricket, broadcasters will often say that an…

Catherine Cho: On Developing Great Rhythm (and Why Old-School Metronomes Are the Way to Go)

Catherine Cho: On Developing Great Rhythm (and Why Old-School Metronomes Are the Way to Go)

I’ve accumulated a number of metronomes over the years. My first one, which still sits on our piano…

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“Post-Event Reflection”: A Tool to Bounce Back Better and Faster from Sub-Par Performances

Whether it’s an audition, recital, or performance, it’s pretty natural to engage in some sort of…

A Visualization Hack to Get More Out of Your Mental Practice

From tennis great Billie Jean King to pianist Glenn Gould, imagery has long been a staple of…

A Mental Tweak to Shrink the Gap Between Your Best Playing and What Happens Under Pressure

A Mental Strategy to Shrink the Gap Between Your Best Playing and What Happens Under Pressure

For me, the days leading up to an audition or competition were often way more stressful and…

David Kim: On Letting Go and Being Yourself

David Kim: On Letting Go and Being Yourself

Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like the only way to get ahead in the world is…

A Scientific(ish) Rationale for Keeping Photos of Friends and Family in Your Case

Nobody enjoys spam or junk mail, but there’s something particularly aggravating about the dreaded…

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Get Into “The Zone” More Frequently with This Subtle Mental Adjustment

Everything else goes away. It almost happens in slow motion, even though you’re doing things at the…

A Comparison of Two Types of Anti-Choking Strategies

A Comparison of Two Types of Anti-Choking Strategies

A few years ago, we took a look at a simple technique to prevent choking, that was actually so…