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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Oct 28, 2022

In this episode, Timothy Chooi shares wonderful wisdom and applicable tips, and he answers listeners’ questions.  He discusses his journey to an international career, including the obstacles he overcame, his approach to practicing, and his thoughts on the importance of having clear intentions.



Oct 21, 2022

Several studies show the benefits of interspersing breaks into your practice blocks.  A 2021 publication offers a fun new way to experiment with breaks.

Here’s how you can apply this in your practice.

Listen and try at home this week:

🔹 Practice a passage for 10-30 seconds (or for a set number of repetitions)

Oct 13, 2022

Ten Mistakes Smart Musicians Make and How to Avoid Them – Part 2

Reflection - Here are questions to increase your awareness of the topics I cover in the episode:

  • How can I make choices that benefit me right now AND support me long term?
  • How can I honor both my commitments AND myself today?
  • How can I become more...

Oct 7, 2022

Ten "Mistakes" Smart Musicians Make and How to Avoid Them


  • If my success was inevitable and I could not fail, what would I go for?
  • If I knew that I have the insight to come up with the best plan for myself, what would it look like?
  • If I knew the answer, the solution to this problem, what would it be?
  • If I...