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Musicianship = Developing Character.

Little sharings and reflections on humility, character, and attitude.
The title seems unrelated, but I promise you – the emo stuff is all you need to know to truly improve as a musician. It doesn’t get more honest than this.


My Piano Teacher Said, “You Weren’t Going To Win.”
Knocked out of a national piano competition in the quarter-finals, my piano teacher gave me the lesson on failure that I’ve kept close ever since.


A Reminder: Perfect Pitch Is Cheating.
Yes, I have perfect pitch. But before I figured out a little humility, I’d abused it, I’d short-changed myself, and I’d been a pompous little snob. Here’s to hoping that less people make the same mistake.


updated 01.04.17!