Discussions on mindful music-making, efficient practice, and building a purposeful career with the performers, pedagogues, and innovators who are shaping the classical music world today!
The Mind Over Finger Podcast is a resource for knowledge, insight, tips, tricks, and inspiration for musicians interested in learning more about practicing mindfully, performing optimally, and getting more intentional in creating a fulfilling musical career.
We provide you with the tools to mindfully shift your musical practice from unconscious to deliberate, from paint-by-numbers to art by flow, from going through the motions to delightful play!
Leila Josefowicz: The Art of Authentic Music Making
I’m very excited to have world-renowned violinist Leila Josefowicz on the show for you today!
As you’ll hear in our discussion, Leila is a profoundly passionate and dedicated musician who approaches her craft with great depth and she shares incredible wisdom with us.
This is a particularly powerful conversation, and I know you’ll find inspiration and incredible value in this episode.
081 Effective Practice – Tips, Habits, & Mindsets: Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier & Eric Mrugala
Today I’m bringing you a conversation previously aired on the Violin Podcast, hosted by Eric Mrugala.
- How to solve problems in the practice room
- How to prepare optimally for performances, auditions, and competitions
- Effective mindful practice that yields results
- The importance of knowing yourself when it comes to working efficiently
- …and much more!
Lori Schiff: The Alexander Technique - At Home with Yourself
For this episode, I bring you a powerful conversation with world-renowned Alexander Technique teacher Lori Schiff discussing how the Alexander Technique can help musicians gain confidence and reduce pain, tension and fatigue in addition to allowing them to connect with themselves to nourish presence and mobility, leading to performing better in all areas of life.
079 Ira Gold: Practicing Wisdom
In this inspiring and motivating conversation, National Symphony double bass player Ira Gold shares his wisdom on practicing and on leading a meaningful musical life.
Finding Your Perfect Teacher: Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier
In this episode I share with you the conversation I had with Trevor Jones on his Podcast, the Scholarship Roadmap! We cover a lot of ground in this 40-minute conversation including:
-The importance finding the right teachers for your education.
-Developing an efficient practicing system and excellent awareness
-Why practicing slowly isn’t enough
-And much more!
David Cartolano: The Conditioned Musician
In this episode I’m talking health and wellness with David Cartolano, Host of the Conditioned Musician podcast! David is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist and has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and he’s on a mission to build stronger, more resilient, and more creative musicians.