Practice Tip Tuesday

  • Bringing Novelty into your Practice

    This blog post is a small sample from Chapter 11 of PracticeMind: The Complete Practice Model by Hans Jensen and Oleksander Mycyk The ability to s...
  • Metacognition in Practice

    One of the most impactful elements of my teaching philosophy is showing students the concept of metacognition and training their ability to unde...
  • Interview with Clive Greensmith

    By Dr. Nick Curry A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music and the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Clive Greensmith's principal teachers wer...
  • The Conscious Competence Model

    By Hans Jensen A large part of preparing to write PracticeMind: The Complete Practice Model with co-author Oleksander Mycyk involved reading a w...
  • Interview with Cellist Andreas Brantelid

    By Hans Jensen Hans conducted this interview with the brilliant Danish cellist Andreas Brantelid in 2011. Hans was teaching at the Royal Academy...
  • Interview with Grigory Kalinovsky

    By Hans Jensen Ovation Press: I very much like your recording of the Weinberg Violin sonatas that you recorded on the Naxos label together with ...
  • Interview with Cellist and Editor Valter Dešpalj

    By Hans Jensen Valter Dešpalj is an internationally acclaimed cellist and editor for Ovation Press who has contributed expertly edited works to...
  • Blair Milton: A Music Professional’s Life in Perspective

    By Colin Cronin Blair Milton is an editor at Ovation Press, an accomplished violinist, and a professor of violin at Northwestern University. Aft...
  • Interview with Joseph Silverstein

    By Hans Jensen This exclusive interview with violinist Joseph Silverstein took place in July 2015 right after his visit to the Meadowmount School ...
  • Tips for Healthy Practicing

    By Brianna Richardson Are you more likely to get injured during a performance or while practicing?  Even though you may put out extra physical a...
  • You Never Stop Learning

    By Colin Cronin “Too sure of themselves they are. Even the older, more experienced ones.”-Master Yoda on Jedi, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of th...
  • The Case for Active Practicing

    By Henry Myers Practicing: the word itself inspires pain, suffering, depression, boredom, angst, and turmoil; it evokes images of stern-looking s...