How to Deal with a “Bad” Performance

According to a 2016 study, 74% of Americans suffer from speech anxiety. Now think about this, public speaking is typically done in the speaker's native tongue, and that's a language and mechanism they've used every day since before they could walk. Compare this to musicians. Some start playing at the age of four, but most … Continue reading How to Deal with a “Bad” Performance

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It’s All About Timing

A girl with her instrument spread before her: those eighty-eight keys of dark and light that blend to compose melodies in hues of every color seen and unseen. Each day, they meet in their ritual to slow the busy day at its close and get a jump on the next one. Sometimes she wonders why … Continue reading It’s All About Timing

Take Care

You feel the exhaustion dripping from your eyes to create the dark circles underneath them. A new ring appears each morning, but you must press on. You have a goal: get your practice time in. There's never enough time. You always have more pieces to perfect, and your fingers won't do what they're told. They're … Continue reading Take Care