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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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Daily Bow: How Much Practice is Enough

Daily Bow: How Much Practice is Enough

Daily Bow Logo How much do you practice? How much should you practice? Check out what young string players and young soccer players have in common.
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How Many Hours a Day Do You Practice?

How Many Hours a Day Do You Practice?

Professional Slider Version Learn about how to practice more efficiently from Dr. Noa Kageyama, The Bulletproof Musician!
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The Power of Being Patient

The Power of Being Patient

Professional Slider Version We all have to work to remember to be patient with ourselves. Being patience is not a skill that needs to be developed; it is simply a decision that you make
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Tips for Healthy Practicing, Part 2

What do you do if you feel pain from playing? The first thing is, STOP playing if it hurts. End your practice session early. Do not keep playing through the pain. It will just aggravate the problem…
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Tips for Healthy Practicing, Part 1

Tips for Healthy Practicing, Part 1

Musicians' Health Slider Version As a musician, it is important to pay attention to how you practice. Healthy practice patterns can help lead you to a lifelong enjoyment of pain-free playing!
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