A Few Things Every Musician Ought to Know About Stage Fright

How to conquer stage fright?
How to conquer stage fright?

Think back to your last big audition or performance. What do you remember feeling, moments before you walked on stage?

Heart pounding in your chest? Butterflies in your stomach? Cold, clammy hands? Feeling light-headed, tight, … Read more

What Is More Effective – Praise or Criticism?

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What is it about coaching or teaching style that led to success?

In 1948, the UCLA men’s basketball team finished with a 12-13 record.

Hoping to turn things around, they hired a young coach named John Wooden, who had spent … Read more

The Lazy (but Smart!) Person’s Guide to Mastering Self-Control

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Teach yourself self-control

If you watched any TV during the 90’s, you will probably remember the Lay’s potato chip challenge.

Their catchphrase was “Betcha can’t eat just one.” And as those diabolical marketing geniuses predicted, I did find it … Read more