A recent blog post on The Artistic Brunette reminded me of how scattered my mind can be in the practice room. In spite of the fact that I was preparing for my junior recital this past February, I could not seem to resist irrelevant thoughts burrowing their way into my brain and popping up everywhere … More You’ve got to attack it from the root, Sakari.
There are certain dishes that bring to mind childhood memories of battles the dinner table: liver, Brussels sprouts, peas, spinach, broccoli. Honestly, I was never sure if they actually did make you grow taller, but for some odd reason I love them all. As musicians, we are encouraged to put up with other kinds of … More The “Brussels sprouts” of practicing music