15 Yoga Poses to Make Your Day and Career More Sustainable

Working all day can really wear you out, while sitting or standing for too long can leave your muscles and joints cranky. Check out this list of easy yoga poses you can do at work to reinvigorate…
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Forget 10,000 Hours of Delayed Gratification. Practice Flow Now

Practicing is like a job. We need to subject ourselves to tedious work in isolation to achieve future results. The most successful musicians have the work ethic to slog through the most hours. Those…
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How to Encourage Your Students And Clients, Without Giving Up Your Social Life

There are serious life lessons held within the weekly meetings I schedule for both my entrepreneurial clients and music students. I know this: if I’m doing it right, that weekly meeting alone can be…
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Songs on a Mission : A Seattle-based Teacher Brings Music Lessons to Latin America

by Scout MacKay. There was a rusty Toyota Escort waiting for me across the footbridge from the little hostel on the beach. “Usted es el amigo de Christina? Are you Christina’s friend?” I asked the…
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Stage Fright is the *Worst.* This Might Help.

After years of performing on various stages, under different levels of pressure and standards of perfection, in front of a range of audience numbers, and filled with various types of people, I know…
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The Memorization Challenge: One Month, Three Songs

Are you looking to prepare students for an upcoming recital, or just want to encourage them to take a step beyond learning some songs? The “Memorization Challenge” can help! This is a fun, month-long…
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Turning Frustration Into Success

I’ve loved teaching since I was ten years old. I went door to door, asking the neighborhood moms if they would send their children to my house every afternoon during summer vacation. The children and…
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