Lang Lang gives a Master Class in Piano

Lang Lang gives a Master Class in Piano
Posted by on Dec 8, 2014

Lang Lang gave a master class in piano to some promising young pianists at the public conservatories of Madrid on December 10, 2012 in the auditorium at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica.”








Carnegie Hall Master Classes

Carnegie Hall Master Classes
Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

Carnegie Hall Master Classes  offer an opportunity to share in the unique experience of the young professional musicians who participated in the Weill Music Institute’s master classes and workshops.

http://www.carnegiehall.org/DigitalLibrary/Master-Classes-and-Workshops-Resources/








“Coaching the Artist Within” Eric Maisel

“Coaching the Artist Within”   Eric Maisel
Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

“Coaching the Artist Within” Eric Maisel shows people how to become more effective creators by guiding them through 12 self-coaching lessons.  Maisel, a leading creativity coach, writes each lesson with a novelist’s flair, as a narrative complete with examples, exercises, and questions to help readers explore and reflect on underlying issues that may be keeping them from pursuing their urge to create. Topics include committing, planning and doing, generating mental energy, achieving a centered presence, becoming an anxiety expert, upholding your dream, and maintaining a creative life. Maisel has worked extensively with creative people — poets, filmmakers, novelists, dancers — and he revisits some of them in coaching sessions in San Francisco, Paris, London, and New York. Typical are the rock musician who wants to pursue a solo career and the screenwriter anxious to become a poet. Their examples both entertain and instruct, outlining how to discover one’s personal muse — and the motivation to keep creating.

Find Coaching the Artist Within now on Amazon.








“Mastering Creative Anxiety” Eric Maisel

“Mastering Creative Anxiety”   Eric Maisel
Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

In his decades as a psychotherapist and creativity coach, Eric Maisel has found a common thread behind what often gets labeled “writer’s block,” “procrastination,” or “stage fright.” It’s the particular anxiety that, paradoxically, keeps creators from doing, completing, or sharing the work they are driven toward. This “creative anxiety” can take the form of avoiding the work, declaring it not good enough, or failing to market it — and it can cripple creators for decades, even lifetimes. But Maisel has learned what sets successful creators apart. He shares these strategies here, including artist-specific stress management; how to work despite bruised egos, day jobs, and other inevitable frustrations; and whatnot to do to deal with anxiety. Implementing these 24 lessons replaces the pain of not creating with the profound rewards of free artistic self-expression.

Find Mastering Creative Anxiety now on Amazon.








Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music

Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music
Posted by on Oct 11, 2014

Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music by Angela Myles Beeching who provides advice, inspiring examples and practical tools to advance a career in music.

The first edition of Beyond Talent quickly became a favorite among classical and jazz musicians, and has been used in courses at scores of conservatories and universities. This expanded second edition provides updated user-friendly advice, inspiring examples, and practical tools to advance a career in music. Packed with new tips and resources, Beyond Talent now covers everything from social networking tools, to commissioning, branding, and online fundraising, as well as tips on staying motivated, assessing one’s strengths and weaknesses, and managing time, money, and stress. Loaded with new sidebar profiles from entrepreneurial musicians, artist managers, and concert presenters, the new edition balances warmth and candor with straightforward advice on developing and sustaining a meaningful life in music. Beyond Talent is the ideal companion for students and professionals, emerging musicians and mid-career artists.

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Every Good Boy Does Fine

Every Good Boy Does Fine
Posted by on Oct 11, 2014

“Every Good Boy Does Fine”  by MacArthur award winning pianist Jeremy Denk, who tells the story of his piano studies.

Two summers ago, I was playing concerts in Santa Fe, some five hours’ drive from where I grew up. Travel is more difficult for my parents than it used to be, but they made the trek to hear me. They brought along a strange gift—a black notebook with my name on the front, written in my best prepubescent cursive. It had been excavated from a closet and smelled faintly of mothballs. I’d forgotten it existed but recognized it instantly: my piano-lesson journal. Starting in 1981, when I was eleven, it sat on my music rack, so that I could consult, or pretend to consult, my teacher’s comments. Week after week, he wrote down what I’d played and how it went, and outlined the next week’s goals.

Read the full article at The New Yorker