Tag Archives: Performing

Bias Against Sexy Female Performance Attire Is Not A Gender Issue

In the October/November 2010 issue of American Music Teacher, Rebecca Johnson pointed out a study done on whether female attire affects how audiences perceive females’ performances. Griffiths, the author [..]

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Why Gender Matters in Music Performance Anxiety

As a private piano teacher, I’ve observed over the years that my female students seem to complain more of (or be affected more by) performance anxiety than my [..]

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Reaching The Preparation Threshold

Students, and unfortunately most teachers, believe that a student should move on from one piece to the next before the first piece is truly mastered. This article explores the benefits and psychology of working more extensively on repertoire before moving on. Read more »

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Tenuto and Portato

The tenuto mark is by far the most confusing symbol in all of musical notation.  I’ve noticed that transfer students rarely even know what it is called, much less [..]

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How Good Is Your Looking Technique?

That’s right, the last two words of this article’s title are not accidentally swapped.  We’re going to talk about the technique of looking.  Most of us are well-aware [..]

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