How musicians are being held hostage by their limiting beliefs

How musicians are being held hostage by their limiting beliefs

Attention-grabbing headlines turn heads and sensationalize what might otherwise be just a strong, solid response to a problem, not an actual hostage situation. What’s the problem? Our motivation is being held at ransom How many musicians do you know struggle with thinking they are not good enough? Perhaps they want to come across as humble […]

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Discovering your own uniqueness and using it wisely to connect with others

Discovering your own uniqueness and using it wisely to connect with others

Even when performing in an ensemble, our individual uniqueness impacts audiences far more deeply than we’re used to recognizing. Cloning our heroes Many times we start life by replicating others. Apprentices did this all the time – they spent years copying their master and doing things exactly their way. Why? Because the master produced what […]

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Why understanding (not replication or competition) is the key to learning and winning

Why understanding (not replication or competition) is the key to learning and winning

There was a time when we all learned by replicating someone else. Walking. Laughing. Writing. As we got older and our minds began to have conscious thoughts, we shifted our learning more towards understanding. Why is a letter shaped this way? Why does joined-up handwriting have serif marks? Why should we use joined-up writing? Why […]

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