What Parents Need to Know About Piano Practice

What Parents Need to Know About Piano Practice

Today I’m hoping to take the mystery out of piano practice for parents. 1. Your children will need help – Up until about age 11, children need hands-on help with home practice. And even though you yourself may not read music or play the piano, your assistance is...
10 Ways to Reduce Burn Out

10 Ways to Reduce Burn Out

Can you believe it’s almost been a year since the world shut down because of COVID-19?

Somedays is seems like the year flew by.

Other days it feel like it will never end.

And you may be experiencing some burnout.

You may be exhausted, moody, and ready to give up.

You may be prone to emotional outbursts, falling asleep in the wrong place, and unable to focus and concentrate. 

(Or maybe that’s just me?)

Do you Overthink?

Do you Overthink?

In the last 23 years working with singers there’s one thing I see getting in their way that has NOTHING to do with the vocal instrument, musicianship, or performance. 

It’s overthinking. 

Overthinking has two main forms:

ruminating about the past and…

worrying about the future.

Because overthinkers spend so much time in the past and the future,

they rarely spend time in the only place where they can take useful action:

the present. 

10 Tips to Create a Sound Sleep Routine

10 Tips to Create a Sound Sleep Routine

Sleeping well every night is essential to your success whether you’re a child or an adult. 

When you sleep better, you tend to be a healthier weight, have less anxiety, and it increases your ability to meet your obligations in life – plus of course have some fun too. 

I’ve been researching and working on this for myself in the new year. I hope the below tips will help you.