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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Oct 25, 2019

Today, I’m very excited to have the brilliant violinist, violist, and conductor Julian Rachlin on the show!

At the end of this very busy week, playing with and conducting the Chicago Symphony, Julian graciously took the time to sit with me and discuss meticulous practicing, mindful music-making, and his deep love of...

Oct 18, 2019

047 James VanDemark: Technical Discipline & Interpretive Magic

This episode is full of inspiration and extremely useful information!  Eastman School of Music Bass Professor, James VanDemark, offers us tip after great tip to bring our practice and performance to the next level!

Among many topics, James talks to us about...

Oct 11, 2019

In this episode, Billy Hunter, Principal Trumpet with the Metropolitan Opera, talks about how meditation transformed his approach to music-making – from practicing to preparing for audition, and performing.

Billy elaborates on:

  • How he used and still uses meditation and mindfulness to center himself before a...

Oct 4, 2019

Today’s show brings you a powerful and honest conversation on very important topics, including how changing your mindset can change your life, how focusing on your musical voice instead of perfection in execution and external validation can transform your relationship with practicing, enrich your playing, and affect...