Did you know there are effective ways to practice music without your instrument around? Today I'm going to talk through how to practice without your instrument, so you can practice mentally any time you're away from your instrument, injured, or just can't make loud … [Read more...] about How to Practice Without Your Instrument – 7 Tips
If you're a student of mine or if you've ever asked me for practice advice, you've probably heard me preach about practicing in layers. When you're overwhelmed with the sheer number of things you need to think about while playing, practicing by focusing on just one aspect at a … [Read more...] about Practicing in Layers – Why it’s so Important!
The transition from college life to moving back home over the summer is always a little weird, especially for music majors. We go from a semester of hard work revolving around music, back to our previous life back home. (Or at least that was my experience!) It's easy to feel … [Read more...] about Summer Practice Tips for Music Majors – 8 Ways to Keep Improving over the Summer
As my students prepare for their first studio recital, I've noticed that some are very nervous, while others are just excited. Today I wanted to share a few basic tips for beginners to feel less nervous while performing music for others. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Keep … [Read more...] about Performance Anxiety Tips for Beginners
As someone who loves practicing efficiently, I began keeping a practice journal in 2018. I was beginning to prepare for my senior recital and grad school auditions, so I wanted to be thorough and stay on track. I stopped using paper journals for practicing earlier this year, but … [Read more...] about Practice Journals – Staying Organized as a Musician
Hi everyone! Today I'm taking you through the entire day of my recital jury! I asked my Instagram followers if they had any questions about how I prepare for a performance, so I answer those questions in this video, as well! Check it out on Youtube, and let me know your favorite … [Read more...] about Recital Jury Day Vlog – How I Prepare for a Performance