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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Apr 24, 2020

It’s hard to believe it, but we’ve reached the end of Season 2 of The Mind Over Finger Podcast!!!  To celebrate, I have a great treat for you.  I’m speaking with one of the most acclaimed and frequently performed composers working today: Jennifer Higdon!

It was an incredible honor to have the chance to sit...

Apr 17, 2020

In this very special episode, I’m speaking with violinist and pedagogue Simon Fischer, who is recognized world-wide as a performer, educator and recording artist, and who’s published work greatly influences the teaching of the violin. In this conversation Simon talks to us in details about the fundamentals of high...

Apr 10, 2020

This week, I’m speaking with fabulous double bass player, Lauren Pierce!

Known for her hugely popular YouTube channel, which features her virtuosic performances and has more than 13 thousand followers and 1.3 million views, Lauren is a highly regarded soloist, musical innovator, and educator.

As you’ll hear in our...

Apr 3, 2020

In this episode, famed violinist Lara St. John discusses several aspects of practicing and performance preparation, including the importance of working on the fundamentals, fostering curiosity and creativity in our work, developing our listening skills, and practicing performing. 

Lara also expands on:

  • How she learned...