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Is it possible to play perfectly?

Do you want to play perfectly? Would there be an advantage to being perfect? (practice makes perfect) An 8-year-old student of mine was experiencing some anxiety about playing. Quite a lot, actually. He would not even put his hands on the piano to start playing. “Are you afraid of making a mistake?” I asked. He […]

Why you can’t play the right notes

Here’s an idea worth considering: while you are practicing, there are certain things you can do…and certain things maybe you can’t do. Maybe you can just play the right notes. Try and see if it works. Maybe it will. Or…maybe it won’t. In that case, is it really something you can do? OK, how about […]