Musical Growth

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Apr'17

What Motivates You?

Sometimes we all need a little motivation to help us reach our practice goals. What is yours?   By Melodie Cannon    “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an …

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24

Feb'17

How To Prepare for Performance

By Maya Phipps       Hello! I am preparing for a big performance but I’m extremely nervous that I’m going to mess up and make a fool of myself in front of all those …

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17

Feb'17

5 Ways to Improve Your Stage Presence

By Johanna Wilson     What is Stage Presence? If you are a musician then stages are something you probably have come in contact with or will be coming in contact with in your future. …

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03

Feb'17

The Commonalities of Golf and Playing Accordion

By Marcia Lydiksen   Featured in the 2016 Spring Issue of Accordion Life Today.         You are probably asking yourself what learning to play golf and learning to play the accordion could possibly have …

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27

Jan'17

Dealing With Negative Self-Talk

By Kindra Joan   When a gymnast steps up to compete at a gymnastics meet he or she is being judged by adjudicators. However, when we sit down to play a musical piece to ourselves …

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20

Jan'17

7 Habits Every Musician Should Adopt

By Maya Phipps     “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” —Aristotle “The patterns of our lives reveal us. Our habits measure us.” —Mary Oliver   …

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13

Jul'16

3 Ways Exercise Benefits Your Music

  PLAYING THE ACCORDION takes skill, dedication, and fitness. Yes, I said fitness. Your body is your greatest ally when it comes to music.   Athletes value their bodies, taking care of them, nourishing them, …

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29

Jan'16

Your Brain On Music

Neuroscience is fascinating – especially when it comes to the study of how listening to music and playing a musical instrument affects our brains. Scientific advancements have allowed neurologists to monitor the brain in real …

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