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!
Mimi Zweig: Teaching from the Heart
Welcome to Season 4 of the Mind Over Finger Podcast! This season is all about helping you to create a fulfilling music experience.
My very special guest for the opening episode is Mimi Zweig, a true legend in violin pedagogy.
Among many other topics, we discuss her relationship with the instrument, how she came to begin teaching, and her advice for students and professional musicians alike.
Brandon Acker: Q&A Session
Insight-packed conversation with guitar player and YouTube sensation Brandon Acker.
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Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier & Dr. Kimberly Hankins : The Aligned Musician
Today is a special episode: I’m bringing you a conversation I had with Dr. Kimberly Hankins on her podcast, The Aligned Musician.
We had a great time covering a wide array of topics including practicing mindfully, self-compassion in practice and performance, and performance anxiety.
Esther Abrami: Q&A Session
For you today: an insight-packed gem of a conversation with star violinist Esther Abrami.
This summer on the Mind Over Finger Podcast, I promise you fantastic time with wonderful guests! Every month I'm having a live Q&A with amazing musicians in my Facebook group, the Mind Over Finger Community and, as to be expected, much wisdom is being shared!
Christopher Still: Tribe Q&A Session
For you today: an insight-packed gem of a conversation with LA Phil trumpet player and Founder of Honesty Pill, Christopher Still!
Callum Smart: Tribe Q&A Session
This summer on the Mind Over Finger Podcast, I promise you a fantastic time with wonderful guests! We start in April with pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski, we continue in May with violinist Callum Smart, in June you'll hear from trumpet player Christopher Still from Honesty Pill, July will bring violinist Esther Abrami, and we’ll spend time with guitarist Brandon Jack Acker in August.
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