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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Dec 22, 2023


Whether you want to rock the stage for your next performance, win an audition, land your dream job, transform your teaching studio, or start a new music business: IT’S POSSIBLE! And this episode will help you set things up for your massive success!

You will walk away with:

    Dec 15, 2023

    Backstage conversation with Paul Lueders, Principal Oboist of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra.

    We chat about:

    • The challenges of performing multiple shows a day
    • The audition process
    • Overcoming performance anxiety
    • Paul’s specific warm-ups and mindset to prepare for long opera performances
    • His approach to phrasing...

    Dec 8, 2023

    Conversation with Dr. Hannah Murray of corpSonore, including topics such as:

    • Why understanding anatomy is crucial for musicians to play with proper technique and avoid injuries.
    • The importance of distributing tension and integrity evenly throughout the body for better music-making.
    • The importance of patience in the...

    Nov 24, 2023

    In this episode, I uncover the three main mistakes musicians often make in their performance preparation. I dive into crafting a clear vision and personalized planning for your musical journey, exploring effective practice techniques, and honing mind management for optimal performance outcomes. Plus, don’t miss out...

    Nov 17, 2023

    Conversation with the versatile and dynamic violin soloist and chamber musician Njioma Grievous , winner of the Robert F. Smith First Prize and the Audience Choice awards of the Sphinx Competition.  Topics including

    • ·         Her performance preparation and pre-performance routines
    • ·         The importance of...