Why It's Better to Be Better Than Different

Why It’s Better to Be Better Than Different

It has been suggested that each of us is the answer to some problem that exists in the world. And…

Why Me? (Or, How to Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself)

Why Me? (Or, How to Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself)

Murphy’s Law states that if anything could possibly go wrong, it probably will — and often at the…

Use These 7 Key Preparation Tips to Be More Successful at Your Next Audition

Use These 7 Key Preparation Tips to Be More Successful at Your Next Audition

Ah…the beginning of another new year. Full of excitement, promise, hope, and resolutions to be made…

How to Develop Greater Mental Toughness

How to Develop Greater Mental Toughness

In a previous post, I suggested that mental toughness is just as relevant to musicians as it is to…

How to Know if You Are Taking Too Much Time Before Playing the First Note

How to Know if You Are Taking Too Much Time Before Playing the First Note

So the big moment has finally arrived. As you take your place on stage, ready to play the…

persistence and resilience

The Fine Line Between “Insanity” and Persistence

There is Japanese proverb which states “Fall down seven times, get up eight.” Indeed, persistence,…

Do Musicians Need Mental Toughness?

Do Musicians Need Mental Toughness?

Mental toughness is a popular buzzword not just among athletes, coaches, and sport psychologists,…

The Disproportionate Power of Baby Steps

The Disproportionate Power of Baby Steps

Did you know that if you eliminate one can of soda per day from your diet and change nothing else,…

How to Change the Way You Feel About Auditions

How to Change the Way You Feel About Auditions

Have you ever heard the phrase “perception is reality?” I read a book the other day in which the…