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Here are some of my articles about deliberate practice. Visit for more about my writing on deliberate practice.

When the men's basketball team at Virginia Commonwealth University made it's grand Cinderella run to the Final Four in 2011, I found myself talking basketball in many of my lessons. The process of becoming an excellent musician, like that of becoming an excellent athlete......

The Instrumentalist Magazine

As string teachers we are keenly aware of the importance of quality, goal-oriented practice, but we often struggle to motivate our students to develop this focus in their own work.  Practicing between the lessons requires....

ASTA Magazine


Learning to play in tune may seem like the neverending quest for the holy grail.  Read about some new ways to work on old problems.....

ASTA Magazine

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