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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Feb 25, 2022

Welcome to today’s episode with award-winning trumpet soloist, Mary Elizabeth Bowden.  Mary is an artist with a profound, genuine approach to music-making.

In our conversation, we covered:

  • How her artistic path has unfolded (3:45)
  • Mary’s creative journey to a soloist career, and a discussion of the age limit on...

Feb 18, 2022

Rachel Barton Pine’s advice on how to efficiently plan for practicing. "Write down what you plan to do, but don't judge yourself!  Write down what you actually did, and that will help you refine as you go... so the next week you can have a plan that you want, but also closer to reality."  - Rachel Barton Pine, Mind...

Feb 11, 2022

Today’s episode is packed with wisdom from the wonderful Rachel Barton Pine. As a violinist, Rachel performs with the world's leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, and Camerata Salzburg.

Rachel is also the founder of the RBP Foundation, which...

Feb 4, 2022

How to reconnect with your love of music

This week in the Try it at Home series, we unpack the wisdom of Kelly McGarry and Jesus Saenz from Musicians for the World and apply it in our lives.

"Remember why we do what we do. It's easy to get tunnel-vision and to sucked into all of it. But just remember: we do this because...