Reflection Questions for Improvisers

Reflecting on our performances makes us stronger musicians and collaborators....


Perfectionism Is a Trap

The trap of perfectionism keeps us from making the impact we seek. Endless...


Best of the Blog: 2016

Before we let the door hit 2016 on its way out, I wanted to share the most...


Essential for Practice, Kryptonite for Performance

Self-evaluation is indispensable for making progress, but constant...


Unused Creativity Doesn't Disappear

Gearing up to release my new eBook, Creativity Triggers for Musicians. Below is...


Does Too Much Shedding Dampen Creativity?

Q&A article this week. If you have any questions, write me at...


More Information Isn't the Answer

I know many musicians struggle with a common problem—they have a vision of...


Infinite Hope

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. - Martin...


Jerry Bergonzi's Secret

To follow up on my article, Forget 10,000 Hours of Delayed...


Interview for UW School of Music

Brenda Banks, my graduate school advisor at the University of Washington,...