Why It's Important to Know (and use) Your

Why It’s Important to Know (and Use) Your “Signature Strengths”

That’s out of tune! Now it feels rushed. Hmm…the sound is a bit forced; doesn’t ring enough. ...

Having Difficulty Believing You Can Play a Flawless Audition? Forget Feedback; Try “feedforward.”

Having Difficulty Believing You Can Play a Flawless Audition? Forget Feedback; Try “Feedforward.”

When I was a little kid, my mom used to put on a recording of a piece I was about to perform, and...

How Being Too Quick to Offer Feedback Can Degrade Learning

Why Being Too Quick to Offer Feedback Can Degrade Learning

I remember a lesson many years ago, when my teacher told me that her goal was for me to learn how to...

How to win an audition: Advice and strategies from 3 renowned performer/teachers

How to Win an Audition: Advice and Strategies from 3 Renowned Performer/Teachers

Auditions may be many things, but for most musicians, “fun” is not one of them.

PETTLEP: A 7-point “How-To” Guide for Visualization

A 7-point “How-To” Guide for Effective Mental Practice

With the Olympics just around the corner, you’re likely to come across an article or two...

The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself after a Fail, Epic or Otherwise

The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself after a Painful Failure or Setback

In today’s Facebook/Twitter humblebrag culture (like that? there’s more here), it’s easy...

The Five-a Model: A Step-by-step Process for Refining Your Technique

The Five-A Model: A Step-by-Step Process for Refining Technique

Have you ever found yourself at a fork in the road with your technique?

When It Comes to Focus, What Do Elite Athletes Do Differently than Sub-elite Performers?

When It Comes to Focus, What Do Elite Athletes Do Differently?

It’s been said that at the highest levels of competition, physical ability between athletes is...

Frank Almond: On Work, Fun, and the Importance of Both in Dealing with Adversity

NBA coaching great Phil Jackson once said “Not only is there more to life than basketball,...