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How Do Professional Musicians Practice?


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We know you have been meaning to practice more. Why else would you be here on this page? Sitting down and actually practicing can seem intimidating...

I Am Not an Accompanist


Words by     LIFE IN MUSIC

A version of this article was published in The California Music Teacher Magazine, Vol 41, Fall 2017. It has been adapted for this publication with...

Finding My Voice


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Since the 1990s, Lisbeth Scott has been making music for Hollywood, from Munich to The Chronicles of Narnia to True Blood. Writing and recording for...

The Secret Life of a Pianist: Hidden Challenges


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The other day, a musician-friend of mine was praising on Facebook a recent performance by Yo-Yo Ma. He wrote, “You all know how great Yo-Yo is. But...

Voice Separation on Piano


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One of the beauties of being a pianist is that we are blessed with a breadth of beautiful repertoire that spans centuries. Another blessing is that...

Improving Your Tone on the Piano


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To be honest, I do not do any exercises to work on my tone, and I’m not actually aware of any such exercises. This is not to say that there...

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