73 episodes

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!

The Mind Over Finger Podcast Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

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    • 4.9, 57 Ratings

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!

    Joyful Practice with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

    Joyful Practice with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

    Everything you need to infuse your practice with more mindfulness, joy, and efficiency!

    Challenge prompts and transcript: www.mindoverfinger.com/resources

    • 25 min
    Motivation with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

    Motivation with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

    Everything you need to get you in the cycle of motivation!

    • 12 min
    Jennifer Higdon: A Creative Force

    Jennifer Higdon: A Creative Force

    To celebrate the last episode of Season 2 of the Mind Over Finger Podcast, I have a great treat for you!  I’m speaking with one of the most acclaimed and frequently performed composers working today: Jennifer Higdon!

    Among many other things, you’ll get to hear about her unusual path to a career as a composer, how she approaches the compositional process, her view on the classical music world today, and she tells us about the habit that has contributed to her success.

    • 30 min
    Simon Fischer: Practicing & Performing Wisdom

    Simon Fischer: Practicing & Performing Wisdom

    In this very special episode, I’m speaking with violinist and pedagogue Simon Fischer, who is recognized world-wide as a performer, educator and recording artist, and who’s published work greatly influences the teaching of the violin. In this conversation Simon talks to us in details about the fundamentals of high quality practice and performance preparation, and shares incredible wisdom on various aspects of efficient learning.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Lauren Pierce: Bassically Fabulous

    Lauren Pierce: Bassically Fabulous

    Known for her hugely popular YouTube channel, which features her virtuosic performances and has more than 13 thousand followers and 1.3 million views, Lauren is a highly regarded soloist, musical innovator, and educator.

    Among many things, we discuss her highly intentional and effective approach practicing and learning new repertoire, how our habits and our rituals create the life we have, and the importance of having clarity in building a career.

    • 56 min
    Lara St. John: Creativity & Ease in Practice

    Lara St. John: Creativity & Ease in Practice

    In this episode, Lara discuss several aspects of practicing and performance preparation, including the importance of working on the fundamentals, fostering curiosity and creativity in our work, developing our listening skills, and practicing performing. 

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

BrusselSprouts123 ,

Wonderful podcast!

I always learn something new from listening to this. I greatly appreciate the practice advice and inspiration :)

SoonerBassist ,

Great!

I’m a musician with a degree trying to get back to playing and making it fun again. I recently discovered this podcast while browsing and I’m so thankful I found it! This podcast puts me in a positive mood and mindset. It’s fun and enjoyable to listen to.

Glbmstar17 ,

I LOVE

As a student and a musician, this is my favorite podcast. I learn so much about practicing, honing my craft, the professional world of the arts, and I come away inspired with each episode. I keep thinking, "What else is there to say about practicing? Surely we must have covered it all already!" But I still am finding new, practical tips and tricks to add to my arsenal. Dr. Gauthier has curated such an astoning variety of hosts, and does a great job asking interesting questions.

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