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Is Talent Enough?

Is Talent Enough?

"Eric, you're talented. But, talent is not enough"

Those words have defined who I am and how I wanted to be portrayed for the last 8 years.

Nowadays it's important to know that playing the violin very…

Finding The Special Sauce

Finding The Special Sauce

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The picture above is EXACTLY what I'm looking forward to eating when I step off the plane. Some fresh tomatoes, basil, and pasta from the town of Piobicco. Also on the…

Practice Performing

Practice Performing

Classical musicians that I've talked to recently say that the older they get, the more difficult it is to handle their nerves on stage. 

Why is that the case? Is it due to the lack…

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Music Is Not JUST A Profession

Music Is Not JUST A Profession

The life of a musician can be tricky.

Any job someone takes in the music industry can be exhausting and even frustrating. That's why music is more than just a profession, it's…

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What kind of musician are you?

When you walk around each corner of Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, you can't help but run into people with guitars, violins, cellos, and keyboards on their backs and under their arms. This is the exact thought that comes to my…

Brady vs. Beethoven

Brady vs Beethoven, an overview of Tom Brady's Tom vs Time and a closer look at the relationship between sports and music. 

There's a certain truth when it comes to playing the violin. If you want to find success…

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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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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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…