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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 • 90 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!

    Thomas Mesa: Process, Patience, & Creativity

    Thomas Mesa: Process, Patience, & Creativity

    So happy to close 2022 with a wonderful artist, cello soloist Tommy Mesa!
    Catch his insight on practicing, developing and maintaining a solo career, how he deals with resistance, and taking breaks and coming back to playing after one, and much more!
    Available everywhere you listen to podcasts.
     
    MORE ABOUT THOMAS MESA
    Website: https://thomasmesacello.com/ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrTjmesa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tjmesa90/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tommy_j_mesa/  
     
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    Practicing for Peak Performance: Your Step-by-step Roadmap to Optimal Performance!
    Get you self-paced program HERE and transform how you perform TODAY!
     
    Mind Over Finger
    Visit MindOverFinger.com for resources on mindful practice and information on how to work with me.
    Sign up for my newsletter to receive your free guide to a highly productive mindful practice and to get the transcripts of the Mind Over Finger Podcast episodes delivered to your inbox.
    Join the Join the Mind Over Finger Community  for access to my live videos and to exchange with a community of like-minded musicians.
    www.mindoverfinger.com https://www.facebook.com/mindoverfinger/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindoverfinger https://www.instagram.com/mindoverfinger/  
    THANK YOU:
    Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme:  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.
    A HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly, who makes this podcast as pleasant to listen to as possible for you!
     

    • 38 min
    155 Why You’re Nervous & What You Can Do About It

    155 Why You’re Nervous & What You Can Do About It

    In this episode, I explain why we feel nervous and I offer strategies to help understand and find comfort with performance anxiety.
    Find complete show notes here: www.mindoverfinger.com/podcast
     
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    Do you have specific questions for me or my guests you would like answered on the podcast? Share them with me HERE!
     
    Practicing for Peak Performance: Your Step-by-step Roadmap to Optimal Performance!
    Get you self-paced program HERE and transform how you perform TODAY!
    HOLIDAY SPECIAL – Use Code: 10OFF at check out for 10% off my groundbreaking performance preparation course Practicing for Peak Performance until December 19, 2022
     
    Mind Over Finger
    Visit mindoverfinger.com for resources on mindful practice and information on how to work with me.
    Sign up for my newsletter to receive your free guide to a highly productive mindful practice and to get the transcripts of the Mind Over Finger Podcast episodes delivered to your inbox.
    Join the Join the Mind Over Finger Community  for access to my live videos and to exchange with a community of like-minded musicians.
    Www.mindoverfinger.com Https://www.facebook.com/mindoverfinger/ Https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindoverfinger Https://www.instagram.com/mindoverfinger/  
    THANK YOU:
    Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme:  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.
    A HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly, who makes this podcast as pleasant to listen to as possible for you!

    • 28 min
    How to Get Different Results

    How to Get Different Results

    I share with you a framework that will help you bring about different results in the practice room, on stage, and in your life.
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    DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT FROM THIS EPISODE HERE
     
    Do you have specific questions for me or my guests you would like answered on the podcast? Share them with me HERE!
    HOLIDAY SPECIAL – Use Code: 10OFF at check out for 10% off my groundbreaking performance preparation course Practicing for Peak Performance until December 19, 2022
     
    Practicing for Peak Performance: Your Step-by-step Roadmap to Optimal Performance!
    Get you self-paced program HERE and transform how you perform TODAY!  (And don’t forget to use code 10OFF at check out for your discount!  Valid until December 19, 2022.)
     
    The Life Coach School
    Find more information on The Life Coach School and the work of Brooke Castillo at: www.thelifecoachschool.com 
     
    Mind Over Finger
    Visit MindOverFinger.com for resources on mindful practice and information on how to work with me.
    Sign up for my newsletter to receive your free guide to a highly productive mindful practice and to get the transcripts of the Mind Over Finger Podcast episodes delivered to your inbox.
    Join the Join the Mind Over Finger Community  for access to my live videos and to exchange with a community of like-minded musicians.
    www.mindoverfinger.com https://www.facebook.com/mindoverfinger/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindoverfinger https://www.instagram.com/mindoverfinger/  
    THANK YOU:
    Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme:  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.
    A HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly, who makes this podcast as pleasant to listen to as possible for you!

    • 25 min
    Why You Feel the Way You Feel & Do the Things You Do

    Why You Feel the Way You Feel & Do the Things You Do

    In this personally meaningful episode, I share with you the framework that has brough incredible transformation in my life and in the lives of my clients!
     
    DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE WORKSHEET HERE
    DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT FROM THIS EPISODE HERE
     
    Do you have specific questions for me or my guests you would like answered on the podcast? Share them with me HERE!
    HOLIDAY SPECIAL – Use Code: 10OFF at check out for 10% off my groundbreaking performance preparation course Practicing for Peak Performance until December 19, 2022
     
    Practicing for Peak Performance: Your Step-by-step Roadmap to Optimal Performance!
    Get you self-paced program HERE and transform how you perform TODAY!  (And don’t forget to use code 10OFF at check out for your discount!  Valid until December 19, 2022.)
     
    The Life Coach School
    Find more information on The Life Coach School and the work of Brooke Castillo at: www.thelifecoachschool.com 
     
    Mind Over Finger
     
    Visit MindOverFinger.com for resources on mindful practice and information on how to work with me.
    Sign up for my newsletter to receive your free guide to a highly productive mindful practice and to get the transcripts of the Mind Over Finger Podcast episodes delivered to your inbox.
    Join the Join the Mind Over Finger Community  for access to my live videos and to exchange with a community of like-minded musicians.
    www.mindoverfinger.com https://www.facebook.com/mindoverfinger/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindoverfinger https://www.instagram.com/mindoverfinger/  
     
    THANK YOU:
    Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme:  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.
    A HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly, who makes this podcast as pleasant to listen to as possible for you!

    • 22 min
    152 Jennifer Johnson: Body Mapping

    152 Jennifer Johnson: Body Mapping

    In this episode I bring you violinist and body mapping expert Jennifer Johnson.
    We discuss what body mapping is, its effect on our body, the daily actions she recommends in order to stay healthy and mentally balanced, how body mapping helps with nonphysical issues like stress, and much more.
    Jennifer shares many impactful concepts. I know you're going to walk away completely inspired by this conversation with her.
     
    MORE ABOUT JENNIFER JOHNSON
    Website: https://jennifer-johnson.co/ Her books: What Every Violinist Needs to Know About the Body Teaching Body Mapping to Children  
    Practicing for Peak Performance: Your Step-by-step Roadmap to Optimal Performance!
    Get you self-paced program HERE and transform how you perform TODAY!
     
    >> DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT FROM THIS EPISODE HERE
     
    Do you have specific questions for me or my guests you would like answered on the podcast? Share them with me HERE!
     
    Mind Over Finger
    Visit MindOverFinger.com for resources on mindful practice and information on how to work with me.
    Sign up for my newsletter to receive your free guide to a highly productive mindful practice and to get the transcripts of the Mind Over Finger Podcast episodes delivered to your inbox.
    Join the Join the Mind Over Finger Community  for access to my live videos and to exchange with a community of like-minded musicians.
    mindoverfinger.com https://www.facebook.com/mindoverfinger/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindoverfinger https://www.instagram.com/mindoverfinger/  
    THANK YOU:
    Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme:  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.
    A HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly, who makes this podcast as pleasant to listen to as possible for you!

    • 49 min
    The Joy of Movement

    The Joy of Movement

    Moving our body is extremely powerful in impacting every aspect of practicing-from how we feel to how we think.  In this last of our three episodes focusing on joy, we how we can use our body to spark positive feelings prior to practicing.
     
    Kelly McGonigal:
    The Joy workout: https://nyti.ms/38KD8lq The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It How to make stress your friend  
    Reflection – Questions that could help you figure out what type of movement would work for you:
    What is something that I would look forward to? What would be very convenient for me? How do I want to feel and what type of movement would help me achieve that?  
    DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT FROM THIS EPISODE HERE
     
    Do you have specific questions for me or my guests you would like answered on the podcast? Share them with me HERE!
     
    Practicing for Peak Performance: Your Step-by-step Roadmap to Optimal Performance!
    Get you self-paced program HERE and transform how you perform TODAY!
     
    Mind Over Finger
     
    Visit MindOverFinger.com for resources on mindful practice and information on how to work with me.
    Sign up for my newsletter to receive your free guide to a highly productive mindful practice and to get the transcripts of the Mind Over Finger Podcast episodes delivered to your inbox.
    Join the Join the Mind Over Finger Community  for access to my live videos and to exchange with a community of like-minded musicians.
    www.mindoverfinger.com https://www.facebook.com/mindoverfinger/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindoverfinger https://www.instagram.com/mindoverfinger/  
     
    THANK YOU:
    Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme:  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.
    A HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly, who makes this podcast as pleasant to listen to as possible for you!

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

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More Than Just Another Music Podcast

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Thank you!

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