My takeaway as a performer and teacher about how to cultivate grit in myself and others. I strongly recommend this book for everyone! It is amazing and inspiring.
Rest is an important component of any athletic training plan from amateur runners to Olympic competitors but it is rarely implemented as consistently in music. Rest doesn’t just mean taking a day off to do nothing, this post discusses some of the healthy activities and side effects of rest and recovery for musicians and draws on sources from the athletic world to explain why it is so important.
How to use the Pomodoro Technique to facilitate optimum performance in the practice room. A simple time management trick of working for 25 minutes, followed by a 5 minute break does wonders for physical and mental fatigue and wards off distraction and aches and pains especially when combined with stretching and movement.