The piano world isn’t suited to computer science majors

“Michael, I like what you’re saying about how the piano world isn’t suited to CS majors. I’m a CS major and I’ve felt this myself. But, I kinda

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Falling apart when playing the piano for an audience

It’s OK to fall apart when performing for an audience. In fact, this is the only way you can learn not to fall apart. Seriously. You’ve got to

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I Hate Listening to Music! (but, I love playing it)

I’m lying to you. I don’t hate listening to music. But, I kinda do… (huh?) Wait…I’m still lying to you. The truth is, I haven’t played music much

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Button-Pushing vs. Music

The conversation went something like this: OP: Do you think I’ll pass my exam? (posted video) Me: Maybe you’ll pass, I have no idea. But, this isn’t music.

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How to Cure Perfectionism in Your Music Practice

Musicians who identify as “perfectionists” should understand the following about what perfectionism is and how to cure it. Perfectionism is an anxiety disorder. It's a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder

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Teach Yourself Piano

Your success in teaching yourself to play the piano will depend on 3 important factors: MotivationYou need to be in this for the right reasons. Learning a musical

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Mindfulness for Musicians

Why mindfulness?We learn at a young age to be hyper-critical of ourselves. This is a normal, expected byproduct of the education system and the culture at large. Unfortunately,

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