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!
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.
Alisa Weilerstein: Artistry & Interpretative Depth
International cello soloist Alisa Weilerstein has attracted widespread attention for her playing that combines natural virtuosity and technical precision with impassioned musicianship.
In this episode, I have the great pleasure of speaking about all things mindful practice with Alisa.
075 Practicing from the Beginning: Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier & David Cartolano
David Cartolano from The Conditioned Musician Podcast and I talk about my own injury experience, how having a sense of introspection can prolong and save your career, how to stay motivated in your work, and we discuss how starting with your fundamentals and with a beginner’s mind can be crucial to getting past a rut.
Melissa White and Elena Urioste: Powerful Presence
Melissa White and Elena Urioste — violinists, yoginis, and dear friends run Intermission, a ground-breaking program that unites body, mind, breath, and music-making through yoga and meditation.