5 ways to motivate summer practicing

Lounge on the beach or practice scales couped up at home? Tough choice…not. Summer is on the near horizon, which means music students, who are also regular students, are getting ready to throw their┬ápapers in the air and run wild. Just because summer is the one time you can actually soak up Vitamin D theContinue reading “5 ways to motivate summer practicing”

How to Recover from a Bad Performance

“Good recovery,” someone said to me after the recital was over. I already knew I hadn’t played my best. The mistakes piled on, and each one made me play worse, like a domino effect. To have someone else acknowledge it as well didn’t help. Others gave me the generic “good job”, but that also deepenedContinue reading “How to Recover from a Bad Performance”

How You Learn

In a flute lesson with a student recently, we were working on a section of music that involved a lot of long notes tied together. At a fast tempo, it was challenging to count and stay on track simultaneously. So, we tried it a few different ways. First, she counted out loud while I playedContinue reading “How You Learn”