Slow Practice

Last week I had a dream. It was the afternoon of a performance with the New…


Metronome Mountain

Recently a friend and I were talking about our teaching. In passing, I…


ColdPlay

This was first posted in June 2015, but the concept of ColdPlay is timeless.…


A Terror

Matt sometimes tells people that he lives with the person who thinks more about…


Repetition, Again

When I first posted the anecdote below, I was both acknowledging and bemoaning…


The List

In both my life and teaching, practicing is where it all begins. And so, it…


Countdown

Kids are always counting something. Just yesterday I heard: “Two days until my…


An Addendum

There is an addendum to last week’s post regarding rhythms that I failed to…


A Very Good Place to Start

My students are convinced that the answer to every practice question I ask is…