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Do you help a young musician in your life practice? Are you a teacher that works with young musicians? Hosted by Christine Goodner, an experienced violin and early childhood music teacher. and author of Beyond the Music Lesson & Positive Practice, resources all about how to help families make music practice at home more effective with less conflict. TIME TO PRACTICE will bring you weekly conversations with performers, teachers, and students that will help, encourage and support you as you su ...
 
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Nick Finzer–trombone maestro, educator, and Outside In Music label owner–on finding and connecting with people that care about what we do and answering the big question; Why should anyone care about your music? Listen for why websites and email still definitely matter, hyphenating your career, using a media company mindset, building a hedgehog conc…
 
Hannah Johnson–drummer, teacher, and a true personal pal–on being a goober, the magic of having a best friend, femininity in music schools, finding a life-changing mentor, the toxic chase of impressing jazz bros, public school substitute teaching, the art of being a good friend, teaching girls to play loud, fast, and take of space, and my Brain Bla…
 
Revisiting a must listen episode from the early days bc I'm having "one of those weeks". In NYC for the week so hmu if you wanna connect! Meagan Johnson joins Tanner Guss to discuss the Alexander Technique as a wellness practice for musicians. She breaks down what the technique is, the benefits it offers, and talks us through several exercises. Our…
 
On this week's episode of the Time to Practice podcast we're speaking with violist Grazzia Rode-Sagastume about how she fell in love with the Viola right from the start of her music journey, the importance of community, and how she works to support parents and caregivers in her program. Links in this Episode: Find Grazzia on Instagram Omaha Conserv…
 
Cyrille Aimée–vocal sensation and life-improviser–on how her students sound incredible and they don't know it, and strategies for getting back the moment. We talk about finding permission to stop judging ourselves, putting health before work, figuring our where "home" is as an adult, how to live a freer lifestyle but still take care of business, bu…
 
Join the host of the Time to Practice podcast Christine E Goodner as she shares some of the behind-the-scenes process of how her new book Music Practice Makeover came into existence. You can get your own copy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3L0PYd2 or find it on apple books, barnes & noble, KOBO and more here: https://books2read.com/u/b6M9ly You can fin…
 
Gaspard Panfiloff–French balalaïka maestro–shares about his incredible mountaineering concert series Tournée Des Refuges. In our hike of a conversation we pass mountain energy, how to get people off our phones and into the music, turning a performance into an experience, the magic of music, building a mobile recording studio in a truck, enhancing b…
 
Rushad Eggleston–sonic pioneer & cello-goblin–on spiraling out of control, embracing chaotic good, climbing trees, letting our inner jester and wizard coexist, getting out of things you don't want to do, faith formulas, exploring the void, dad speeches, making up a language, imaginary lands, different zones of consciousness, brown rainbows, and sou…
 
Matthew Kilby–of Ep. 1 fame–is back to debrief on two years of funding his original pop music by teaching middle school percussion. We also talk about collaboration, getting the cops called on him for practicing, process over product, controlling the uncontrollable, role models, valuing discomfort, and how to tell students they don't sound good. Ou…
 
This week on the podcast we're speaking with freelance artist and viola & violin teacher Ángel Falú-García. We talk about his start in music and how he ended up playing the viola, what he learned the hard way about practice and how that influences how he works with his students now and more. Links in this episode Find Ángel M. Falú's Teaching Page …
 
In my work conducting interviews, giving talks and workshops, and working with many families over the last two decades, I've realized there are many, many reasons we practice. In this episode I share four common reasons we practice. Of course one reason is that we want to, or love to, practice. But there are other very valid experiences around prac…
 
Sammy Miller–drumming bandleader of The Congregation–on turning a concept into a reality, his time at Juilliard, finding home on the instrument, what it means to be a student of the music, family bands, treating music as a service, starting a band and keeping it together, finding gigs in NYC, why your sock choice matters, and his new virtual teachi…
 
In this episode, we are speaking with music educator and children's author Courtney Woodward. In our conversation she shared with her students in the classroom about practice, how the process of writing and publishing a book is so related to music, and all about her new children's book out today! Links from this episode: Courtney's Instagram Courtn…
 
Quinn Sternberg is a bassist and composer. He's also "guy from small town in midwest" and that's enough. We talk about finding family through bands, anime, why making records still matters, bringing purpose to lame gigs, morning routines, getting to gigs on time, asking what is merit?, the importance of $20 gigs, and trucker hats. Listen to Quinn's…
 
This week on the Time to Practice Podcast we're speaking with music educator Barbie Wong. We talk about her research into the lives of musicians, how we can create an environment that supports young musicians' growth, and some great tips for motivation and music practice. You won't want to miss this conversation! Links in this Episode: Find Barbie’…
 
This week we’re speaking with violinist, performer, & Suzuki teacher Tiana Angus. Tiana Angus is an enthusiastic and passionate Suzuki violin teacher in QLD, Australia. She has a number of creative, colorful resources to help violinists practice at www.dolcestrings.com.au. She is also practice partner to her own two young children. In this episode,…
 
Mikel Patrick Avery–interdisciplinary artist–on being your full self as a leader and sideperson, how he started music as a lie, artistic identity, managing how our art is received by people, escaping the shackles of tradition, and what to do when you’re interested in doing lots of different things.
 
This week we’re speaking with Violist and movement specialist Kayleigh Miller. Kayleigh is certified in yoga, pilates, and personal training. She is also a performing musician in the Pacific Northwest. We talk about how her relationship to practice has changed over time, the connection between movement and music, and many thoughts about practice an…
 
René Marie–Grammy nominated singer who didn't start her career until she was 42–on following our inner note, sticking it to the patriarchy, getting hit by buses, getting out of an abusive relationship, recognizing a weed from a plant (not about gardening), accepting dormant periods, performing original material, doing "the shit", and why getting yo…
 
This week on the Time to Practice podcast we're talking about working as a team, with our young musicians, to get practice done as effectively and peacefully as possible. Adopting this mindset, or approach can be a huge game-changer! You can read more about this in a past article by Christine Goodner HERE. You can read this episode in blog post for…
 
My recent interview on The Misfit Musician podcast with Bronwyn Beth! We talk about what I've changed my mind about since starting the show, what happiness means to me these days, sustainability, and the importance of having open conversations with other artists. When it comes to musician mental health two heads are way better than one.…
 
This week we’re speaking with violinist & violist Raymond Mallari. We talk about motivation, how he used to think he didn’t like to practice when he was younger but has changed his mind, and the importance of incorporating the human side of ourselves as musicians into our music. I hope you find this episode as fun & inspirational as I did. Links in…
 
Richard Wolf–multi-platinum music producer, Emmy-Award winning composer, mindfulness teacher–helps us understand the what and why of meditation. We get into panic attacks, checking ourselves before we wreck ourselves, creating space in our lives, the notes of enlightenment, a guided meditation, zen and the art of film composing, and exploring some …
 
This week we are talking to violinist, music teacher, and parent Kristina Turner. Kristina grew up in Bellingham, Washington, and now lives in Salt Lake City Utah where she teaches on the faculty of The Gifted Music School. We talk about what drew her to teaching, what she learned about practicing the hard way, and the lessons she's learned from pr…
 
Over 40 mini interviews (miniviews) with wholesome folks at the 2022 JEN conference in Dallas. I'm feeling supercharged from all these hopeful perspectives! What's something you do to enjoy the gig? What's your favorite thing about music? What makes you hopeful about the future of music? What would you do to improve jazz education? Should music be …
 
In this week’s episode, we’re speaking with Lisa Dyvig. Lisa is a professional violist living in Olympia Washington. She is also a music teacher & parent of two young musicians. Lisa is the owner and creator of Alto Clef gifts - which features fun gifts, mugs, t-shirts and more that she was inspired to create after realizing how many cool music ite…
 
Sean Jones – trumpet icon, education trailblazer, bandleader, and composer – joins me to talk practice routines, your local weather channel, getting stranded on a cruise ship, insecurity, creations of time, the ancestral pipeline, the importance of resistance, and E pluribus unum.
 
In this episode we're revisiting a conversation we had with Dr. Molly Gebrian, a violist, performer, and teacher who is an expert on the topic of music and the brain. We discuss what practice was like for her growing up, when she knew she wanted to become a professional musician, her background in neuroscience and what she has learned about effecti…
 
Kenny Werner–acclaimed pianist, composer, and famed author of Effortless Mastery–is here to discuss his new book Becoming the Instrument. We talk about finding The Space, MSD (music school disease), applying musical mastery to our lives, how to let go of the need to sound good, a 20 sec meditation for fellow lazy yogis, treating music as a spiritua…
 
This week’s episode is the second in a two-part series recapping the best practice tips our Time to Practice guests shared at the end of their episodes this year. It’s a great way to remember all the great practice ideas shared on the podcast in 2021, and if you missed any of these interviews, it might spark your interest in catching up with some p…
 
This week’s episode starts a two-part series (to be continued next week) recapping the best practice tips our Time to Practice guests shared at the end of their episodes this year. It’s a great way to remember all the great practice ideas shared on the podcast in 2021 and if you missed any of these interviews, it may spark your interest in catching…
 
Pedro Segundo–otherworldly percussionist, sound wizard, and personal role model–is back on the podcast to talk about making other people feel valued, cultivating an unbiased relationship with sound, finding "home" when living in multiple places, travel tips, civilian life, making time for yourself, and celebrating silence.…
 
In this episode, we're speaking with music educator Jessica Peresta. We talk about her memories of learning music as a child, a great practice tip, and have some real talk about how to think about making goals and preparing for a new year as teachers and parents who may feel burnout or exhausted. This conversation was really helpful for me personal…
 
Today Christine is sharing a few ideas about measuring our progress at the end of the year. Especially when it comes to progress on an instrument with young musicians, here are three ways we can think about looking back and seeing how far we've come this year. Links from Today’s Episode: The Gap and The Gain Invisible Things by Andy J. Pizza Positi…
 
This week we're talking to Executive Function Skills coach Emily Hawe all about the skills we use in practice and how we (as teachers and practice partners) can help our children and students develop them. Links from this Episode: Website: https://www.mindlaunchers.com/ Get a weekly resource from Emily in your email: https://www.mindlaunchers.com/m…
 
Emily Fredrickson–trombonist, composer, arranger–opens up about dungeons & dragons saving her life, trying to quit music, working with Dee Dee Bridgewater, day jobs, the nonprofit world, therapy and depression, permission to be selfish, growing your career through genuine connections, and getting excited about our flaws.…
 
Doesn't it always affect us most when an artist shares themselves through their music and makes us feel something? It may be joy or deep sorrow, but feeling deeply through music is such a moving experience. Having music in our lives is a wonderful way to feel things deeply, the joy and the hard things. It's a great way to have a place to be with ea…
 
Angie Marianthi–multi-instrumentalist and director of the adult education program Boise Music Lessons–joins me to talk about gate-keeping, teaching adults who don’t think they can play music, busking, finding your place in the music world, the Boise music scene, and if getting “serious” about music actually works.…
 
This week we're speaking with Violinist & Violist, Suzuki Teacher, conductor, and music education advocate Tamara Gonzalez. We discuss the importance of school music programs, how vital an orchestra experience is if you have one in your community, and many helpful ideas about practice. Find Tamara Gonzalez's Bio and information Here Find Detailed S…
 
This week we're talking to violinist, music educator, and writer Claire Allen. On this episode we're discussing effective practice, tapping into what students want to improve in their playing, and how understanding ourselves is really the key to effective practice. Links from Today's Episode: Claire Allen’s Website Find Claire Allen on Instagram Fi…
 
Brendan Keller-Tuberg–Australian bassist and composer–gives us all permission to honor the music we enjoy. We chat about rage composing, promoting collectivism, Bladerunner 2049, what makes music valuable, My Chemical Romance, "art" vs "popular" music, vulnerability, and (of course) institutional arts education. In Spite of It All is Brendan's new …
 
Christine is sharing a mini pep-talk today all about encouraging the teens in our lives who are studying music. Hear ideas about encouraging things to say, do, and what professional musicians say encourages them. Links in this Epsisode: Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel, M.D. The Whole Brain Child by Daniel Sie…
 
Monica Shriver–woodwindist, educator, visual artist, and host of Brave Musician–joins me to talk about creating communities where everyone feels they belong, leading our friends towards a deeper connection with music, imposter syndrome, dropping out of school, challenges faced by doublers, and removing systemic obstacles imposed on female musicians…
 
On today's episode of the TIme to Practice podcast we're speaking with violinist and author Ashley Rescot. Ashley describes herself as an "aficionado of music, pedagogy, family, faith, and language." She writes about her life as a musician and writes fiction geared toward young musicians that they can connect and relate to. We got a chance to sit d…
 
On this week's episode of the podcast we have the pleasure of speaking with violinist, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, and filmmaker Dr. Quinton Morris. To highlight a few of his current roles: Dr. Morris is Associate Professor of Violin at Seattle University, Founder of Key to Change, and the Artist-Scholar in Residence at Classical King FM 98…
 
Coty Raven Morris–speaker, educator, artist, conductor, and founder of Being Human Together–joins me to talk about judgement, being afraid of singing, proudly celebrating ourselves, houselessness, having uncomfortable conversations in the classroom, and accessing the healing power of the voice. This episode's theme music is a field recording of The…
 
Today we're speaking with Chenoa Alamu Murphy who is a violinist, teacher, and speaker who offers fabulous courses online about Black Classical Composers & Musicians, as well as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We talk about diversifying our repertoire, some of her story as a musician, incorporating music history we wish we had known growing up, m…
 
On this week’s podcast, we’re talking to Ruth Meints. Ruth is the Executive Director of the Omaha Conservatory of Music and creator of String Sprouts, a program that connects over 1200 students in her community to music lessons. Ruth has a new book: The Music Teacher’s Little Guide to Big Motivation and I can’t wait to dive in and talk to her all a…
 
Today we're doing something a little bit different . . . Christine is sharing five practice tips to keep in mind when supporting the young musicians in your life. Detailed show notes and transcript available HERE Find Christine's Books: Beyond the Music Lesson & Positive Practice Find Christine on Instagram @SuzukiTriangle Sign up for the next Pep …
 
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