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Using S.M.A.R.T Goals to Crush Your Practice Sessions

I wrote a book a couple years ago (Music Practice Coach), designed to help musicians better organize their practice. Since then, I’ve had the...
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100 Inspirational and Famous Music Quotes

Music can change lives and thankfully there are music quotes that capture how music has affected everyone from Einstein to Taylor Swift. Find our...
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Best Violin Accessories

There are a number of violin accessories that you can buy to improve your playing experience, sound quality, and enjoyment. Some are necessary to...

Why Every Cellist Should Study Popper Cello Etudes

If you play the cello and you want to improve your technique, Popper is here to save you. The High School of Cello Playing...

What is the Suzuki Method?

Have you ever heard of the Suzuki Method? Even if you are not a musician, almost every person out there has heard the word,...
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5 Tools You Need for an Effective Practice Session

We want to improve at playing our instruments. We know that practice is essential. We generally know our strengths and weaknesses. We have a...
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5 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Practice Session

Many musicians claim to devote their time to practicing their instrument, yet not many can really make it productive. The truth of the matter...
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Should You Buy or Rent a Musical Instrument?

With rental season starting soon, you may be wondering whether you should be buying or renting an instrument. The answer is not simple and usually requires...
What Is A Metronome

How to Use a Metronome

Learning a new instrument or a new musical piece can be quite challenging. Aside from ensuring that the notes that you are producing are...
music practice coach - lance laduke

Applying the 80/20 Principle to Practice

There is a concept that has been used for a couple hundred years in a variety of fields (Italian real estate ownership, pea plant...

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15 Most Expensive Violins

15 Most Expensive Violins in the World

Dubbed as one of the most expressive instruments, the violin creates a lot of stories from its tone alone. But there are more stories...
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