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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Jan 17, 2020

I’m beyond excited to begin 2020 with a brilliant pedagogical mind and someone that I respect tremendously, cellist and pedagogue Hans Jørgen Jensen! 

Professor Jensen shares incredible insight on how to approach practicing and performing!  Among several topics, he talks to us about:

  • His journey from growing up in...


Dec 13, 2019

Today, I’m so excited to bring you violinist Elizabeth Faidley!

Elizabeth is a highly sought-after pedagogue, who’s been hailed as an “amazing and inspiring teacher” by the New York Times and is the recipient of a multitude of pedagogy awards.  Get ready for a massive dose of inspiration and great applicable...


Dec 6, 2019

Pianist Jerome Lowenthal’s active solo and teaching career has shaped the pianistic landscape of today!  It is such a pleasure to welcome this legendary musician to the show! 

Through his incredible story, Jerome talks to us about how the varied sources of influence he was exposed to as a young musician lead him to...


Nov 29, 2019

This week, I have the incredible honor of welcoming renowned pianist Ursula Oppens to the show.

A legend among American pianists, Ursula is widely admired for both her original and perceptive readings of new music, and for her knowing interpretations of the standard repertoire.

As you’ll hear in the episode, she’s...


Nov 22, 2019

In this week’s episode, Demarre McGill, principal flute with the Seattle Symphony, discusses the building blocks of efficient and mental practice: having discipline, nurturing energy, focusing on beauty, and applying patience in our approach.

Demarre also elaborates on the importance of:

  • The “starter teachers”...