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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

May 27, 2022

Many musicians have found that adjusting back to normal life after the pandemic has been difficult in surprising ways. The stress from the transition back to the hustle of musician life has affected musicians on the stage, in the practice room, and in life balance. In today’s episode, Christine Smith, host of the Musicians vs The World Podcast speaks with Dr. Renee-Paule Gauthier, from “Mind Over Finger,” on how practicing mindfulness can increase quality of practice, quality of musicianship, and quality of life for all musicians. Dr. Gauthier also takes the time to give important advice for young musicians to get the most out of their musical training.  


Join professional musician, Christine Smith, as she discusses topics that face the day-to-day lives of those responsible for making the music we all love. Together, with experts and fellow musicians, Christine dives into everything from the business to the personal and even the social/political side of being a musician. It is a refreshing and honest look into the lives of those responsible for performing and creating the music in our lives.


Christine Smith Christine Smith is the Sound & Music Director/Composer-in-Residence for RPR Studios, and Founding Partner of Frosted Lens Entertainment.  Her work has been heard in award-winning films, commercials, and promotional videos. In 2019 she became co-founder and co-owner of Frosted Lens Entertainmentan entertainment and informational content development company.  She is currently the host and editor of the podcast "Musicians vs the World" where she explores the many aspects of Musician life. 

A classically trained pianist, Christine studied with concert pianists Adelina Krivoshena and Asya Markova in her youth.  She continued her studies in Piano Performance at Brigham Young University studying with Dr. Jeffrey Shumway and Dr. Scott Holden.  

Since then Christine has enjoyed performing in solo recitals and in collaboration with various musicians, bands, and ensembles across the country. Though her first love is classical music, she has had the pleasure of working and learning from great musicians of all genres. She has performed as soloist, collaborator, and conductor. And because she loves teaching almost as much as she loves performing, she coaches a few favorite piano students in her home-town studio.



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A HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly, who works really hard to make this podcast as pleasant to listen to as possible for you.

Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme.  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.

Thank you to pianist-singer-song-writer Louise Kelly for the introduction!  You can find out more about Kelly and her creative work by visiting



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