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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Nov 29, 2019

This week, I have the incredible honor of welcoming renowned pianist Ursula Oppens to the show.

A legend among American pianists, Ursula is widely admired for both her original and perceptive readings of new music, and for her knowing interpretations of the standard repertoire.

As you’ll hear in the episode, she’s...

Nov 22, 2019

In this week’s episode, Demarre McGill, principal flute with the Seattle Symphony, discusses the building blocks of efficient and mental practice: having discipline, nurturing energy, focusing on beauty, and applying patience in our approach.

Demarre also elaborates on the importance of:

  • The “starter teachers”...

Nov 15, 2019

Nicholas Pallesen: Transformative Approach to Performance Anxiety

If you have any questions about performance anxiety, how to tackle it, master it, and how to perform at your best, this is the episode for you!  Today, I speak with Nicholas Pallesen. 

In today’s show, Transformative Coach and Mental...

Nov 8, 2019

In today’s episode, I wanted to celebrate 50 episodes in style by bringing someone who’s work has had a profound impact on generations of musicians: bass player and author of The Inner Game of Music, Barry Green.  I’m very happy and honored that Barry accepted to be on the show to have this very, very important...

Nov 1, 2019

In this episode, Marc Damoulakis, principal percussionist with the Cleveland Orchestra, discusses the importance of mindful exploration, flexibility, and patience in the learning process, time management, how to create a connection between our concept of sound and the motions necessary to execute that...