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10 subtle signs you are NOT trusting yourself while practicing

Should you trust yourself while you practice? There might be some benefits. But, you will not even know how unless you pay attention to signs that it is not happening. To get you started, here's a list of ten such indications: Playing a wrong note twice, trying to fix it the second time. Trying to make … Continue reading 10 subtle signs you are NOT trusting yourself while practicing

Three unconvincing reasons not to use a metronome

I am tempted to say that if you don't use a metronome regularly in your practicing You're Doing it Wrong, but I'm sure that would be unfair. Nonetheless, not everyone agrees with me. So here are the top three arguments against using a metronome, and my responses. Argument 1: It is only for beginners who can't … Continue reading Three unconvincing reasons not to use a metronome

Why you should have a lesson even if you didn’t practice

It is not an uncommon occurance for a student to wish to cancel their lesson because they didn't practice that week. Apparently, this seems to be a reasonable attitude. After all, if the student hasn't practiced, what is there to do in the lesson, beyond just repeat whatever was done last week? The teacher will … Continue reading Why you should have a lesson even if you didn’t practice

July 10 Recital with Allison Holst-Grubbe

Hearts All Whole PERFORMED BY SOPRANO ALLISON HOLST-GRUBBE AND PIANIST MICHAEL KORMAN Exploring themes of love as found in nature through German and American art songs of the 19th and 20th centuries. Date: July 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM. Location: New Britain Museum of American Art Free with museum admission. This will be an exciting … Continue reading July 10 Recital with Allison Holst-Grubbe