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learning to put the instrument down: the shame of not practicing enough

one of the hardest things for many injured musicians is to learn to practice in moderation.

from a young age we are taught to practice as much as we can and as much as we have time for. 1,255 more words

Musicians' Health

When being a performer makes you a living...

Tip of the week : Switch from an artist to a business

What we do, is not our job. What we do is the reward for doing our job correctly. 934 more words

Thomas J Bellezza

The Easiest Way to Practice: Get Started!

It has long been my experience that, once I get started, practicing is almost always an enjoyable experience. I appreciate how playing long tones and basic technical passages helps me improve and maintain my skills, and also works like a sort of soothing meditation in my soul.  458 more words


What I Learned In My Piano Lesson Today

“And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! 426 more words


Becoming Un-Mediocre

Mediocrity is a refusal to move past personal, professional, and emotional stagnation. Becoming “un-mediocre” means taking responsibility for your own development and embarking on the difficult journey towards realizing your full potential. 407 more words


Plans to Practice

When I was in school, back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, I used to think I could play anything, given enough time to practice.  Back then, I was practicing 4-6 hours a day and thought most things were possible.  325 more words


Practice Makes... Things Worse

This is just pure speculation because I don’t really know the truth or reality of it.

But let me give you a scenario: Think of one of your favorite bands or music artists. 825 more words

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