I have known Renée-Paule Gauthier since we were freshmen in college, first-year violin students at Université de Montréal years ago. Renée-Paule went on to have a successful career as a violinist and teacher, performance coach, writer and clinician. We are both passionate about refining ways to practice mindfully and perform optimally, without hangups getting in the way. I have been listening to her Mind Over Finger Podcast for years and was especially honored when she asked me to be a guest on it.
We had a powerful and honest conversation on mindsets and how they can change your life, how focusing on your musical voice away from perfection in execution and validation can transform your relationship with practicing, enrich your playing, and affect the trajectory of your career. You may listen to our talk here, as well as on all major podcast platforms!