You vs. You

 

As classical musicians, we live in an age where we compare ourselves to others.  

When I went to school for music, there was a competitive feeling that you couldn't escape. I was trying to prove myself to…

Be Nervous, But Don't Be Afraid

 

Performers and artists alike have to be fearless. But we constantly go through stages in our careers where we get nervous. 

Why do we get nervous? We practice our music, we know what it needs to sound like...

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When You Get The Call, Always Be Ready

(3 min read)

I remember when I was in my youth and got offered to play a run of Thoroughly Modern Millie. It was one of the first times I got asked to do a paid opportunity, let…

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Virtue in the Artist

Thought of the Day

When people say that a piece of music is virtuosic, or a player demonstrates virtuosity, what does that really mean? What does it mean to be virtuosic?

Virtuosity comes from the French, Virtu

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The Beauty Is In The Details

Think about the last time you went to a concert.

Did you have a good time? 

If so, why was it a good time?

What was it about the venue, the musicians on stage, the people…

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Taking a Breather

As you can see from my previous post, a lot of music came way recently. 

I'm  thankful that I'm a part of many great projects that include a lot of great music. But I really want to emphasize one…

What's On My Music Stand?

My schedule is becoming super hectic these days, but I'm making the most of every piece of sheet music that comes my way. I'm playing a lot of Mozart and Brahms this Fall, super excited to be a part of…

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Play As If It's The Last Time

As a musician, I realized early on that what I do is different.

I'm thankful to have traveled the world sharing music with people and share precious memories with people who hold dear to me. 

One memorable experience…

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Don't Forget Your Career At Home

(2-3 min. read)

I'll never forget one of my very first recording sessions.

I sat next to the concertmaster of the session (who's now a colleague and friend) realizing that I left my pencil case at home. I…

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Standing Out In A Crowded Performance Scene

(5-6 min. read)

There's a lot of noise out there and there are good players everywhere with opportunities out there for the taking. I'm here to tell you that there are ways to get even more interest towards your…

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Sticking to a Practice Routine

(2-3 min. read)

Ahh...the leaves in New England are starting to change colors, and the air is getting crisp.

Fall is upon us!

Many of you will be going back to school with lots of ambition and…

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Leadership & Teamwork in Music

Teamwork is a crucial part of your success in the music industry because you're in many settings where you'll have to collaborate with people.

Teamwork in music is like teamwork in basketball. In basketball, there are five people on…