Tag : parenting

Grit for Musicians: Practicing and Parenting

Is Grit the Secret to Success In Music? I first heard about Angela Duckworth and her research on “grit” on a Freakonomics podcast. Duckworth talks about how persistence, not talent,

Tiger Mother book review

OK, I’ll admit it: I’m a (Hybrid) Tiger Mother. I will┬ánever be a full, genuine Tiger Mother because I’m not Chinese, like Amy Chua who is the author of Battle

Practicing Upside Down Practicing Upside Down

Our brains crave novelty. Literally turning things upside down can give us the new perspective we need. Feel stuck in your practice? Are your kids complaining the music is “too

Parenting and Practicing

It’s clear I’m not the only parent thinking about how to motivate my kids to practice. Check out this article by Anthony Mazzocchi: www.musicparentsguide.com/2015/01/31/give-ownership-practicing-instrument-child/ There are a lot of solid