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Because You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

How long does it take for you to make a snap judgment about how good a performer is? That’s why first impressions are so powerful! Read on to learn more about how to make your first 20 seconds the best 20 seconds of music you’ve ever played!
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The Case for Active Practicing

Image of a "Not Very Ideal" Piano Study Have you ever had trouble motivating yourself to practice? Then this is for you. A special guest author offers some remarkable insights on how to make practicing more engaging, effective, and fun.
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How to Measure Effective Practice

How to measure effective practice? A timeless question. Daniel Coyle lays out a gauge to do precisely this and help people “practice better.”
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Learn to Play With Helmholtz Motion

Read on to discover a fantastic exercise from Dr. Cheri Collins on how to learn to play with the Helmholtz Motion, and thus play with better tone.
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