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Goal Setting for the Practice Room

Goal Setting should be part of every musician’s practice session. There are many kids of goals in music. Some goals will be achieved within a single practice session, others will take longer

Recital Update

Recital Update. The annual studio recital was this past weekend, and I am bursting with pride for all the students. I’ve been teaching for 20 years, but this was one of

Music and Healing

Music as Medicine: Healing Tunes. When I was an undergraduate at The Ohio State University, the flute studio was involved in a collaboration with the hospital. We worked with a researcher

Practice Session, part 6: Review

Review: Time to Revisit, Reflect, and Plan. The sixth and final part of a productive practice session wraps everything up and puts a bow on it. If you’re just starting this

Practice Session, Part 4: Repertoire

Repertoire The fourth element in a productive practice session. If you haven’t read the blog posts OVERVIEW, WARM UP, SCALES, and ETUDES, you may want to start with those before reading about

Practice Session, Part 3: Etudes

Etudes, or study pieces, are the third element of a productive practice session. If you haven’t read the blog posts OVERVIEW, WARM UP, and SCALES, you may want to start with

Practice: The journey is the destination.

Practice leads to harmony. This picture hangs beside the door to my music studio. No one can leave without seeing it, including me. The text reads “Never Forget the Pleasure of