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Moving Beyond Stage Fright

I was working recently on an International Piano Academy in Germany, giving daily master classes to a group of committed and advanced pianists. I was also there in the capacity of Performance Coach. One of the students asked me whether I could talk to her friend, who was due to give a concert performance of […]

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Teaching musicians: criticism or praise?

“Call yourself a musician? Your playing is not up to it! Go away and practise!” I have come across an incredible number of musicians who have experienced the full-on, critical approach of so-called ‘good’ teachers. These kinds of comments when dished out by famous musicians can be devastating for the recipient. They can at worst […]

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