Category Archives: Thinking in a better way

Being nice to people on the way up…

Being nice to the people on the way up is a good idea as you may meet them on the way down. After reading a post by Amy Wilkinson about top tips for musicians and the great tip about being … Continue reading

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Wrong is on the road to Right

In my last blog I tackled the idea of comparing ourselves to other musicians and how damaging it can be for our musical progress. Many of my fellow musicians agreed and nodded energetically to this and realised they had been … Continue reading

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Do you Compare yourself to other Musicians?

How often do you compare yourself to other musicians? The question surfaced today in separate conversations with two musicians. One musician is very experienced and the other is just starting out on her journey but the process of unhelpful comparison … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Simplicity

This week, I had the privilege of meeting a pianist who had a few issues with nerves associated with performing. She said she felt that the audience would be critical of her if she made a mistake. That was quite … Continue reading

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Nurturing Inspiration at Short Notice – A refresher for the author!

Whilst writing the book, I realised that it was all very well me saying to others, “You can and will be confident” when all I do is take very small risks by accompanying students in weekly student performances and playing … Continue reading

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Lee Risdale, Soul Singer, Walks the Walk

One of the key principles of NLP, Neuro Linguistic Programming, is that if you desire to get better, find the people who are already doing what you want to do and work out from them what YOU need to do. … Continue reading

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Following Your Inspiration Makes You Confident

This week saw 3 fabulous interviews with very different musicians and the last of the interviews of the week was with the remarkable musician and performer, Tristan Hendy from signed PunkPop band NativeJune. Everything about Tristan’s personality oozes a natural … Continue reading

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