LESLEY MCALLISTER, DMA, NCTM, is Professor and Director of Piano Pedagogy at Baylor University. An active writer and clinician, she is the author of The Balanced Musician and Yoga in the Music Studio.

Goolkasian Rahbee: Monday Morning in the City

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Video 1: Preparation & Presentation Video 2: Performance Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Kabalevsky: The Clown Op. 39, No. 20Rebikov: The BearShostakovich: "Hurdy-Gurdy" from Puppet DancesGoolkasian Rahbee: Running Around, Op. 105, No. 4Antheil: Little Shimm...

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Winter 2020: Book Review

With The Mindful Musician: Mental Skills for Peak Performance, Vanessa Cornett demonstrates how mindfulness has the potential to change musicians' lives, fostering a healthier outlook and improved performance—both in the practice room and on stage. Promoting mindfulness as a way to increase attentional focus, emotional awareness, and creativity, sh...

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Preparing Students for Peak Performance Through Centering Practice

Healthy Playing, Healthy Teaching, Vanessa Cornett, Editor Many teachers are unsure of the best way to respond when a student first utters the words, "I feel nervous!" Young students experiencing anxiety for the first time may mistakenly feel that their symptoms should be eliminated entirely. Yet, in order to perform w...

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