TMJ: That Marvelous Joint (pt 2)

Back for more? Read on for the thrilling conclusion (?) of this two-parter on TMJ, part of a larger series on performance anxiety. While the night guard, pills, physical therapy, and massages did help immensely, they did not cure me of my pain. Months later, the most I could practice in a day would be …

TMJ: A three-letter hurdle (pt 1)

Remember when I said I was going to devote a whole blog post to the pressures of the sophomore year “petition to major,” or “barrier” jury? Well, lucky you– you’re getting two of them!  And they ain’t pretty. So, if you’ve been following along, you now understand that performance anxiety is anxiety– it doesn’t matter …

Being a musician made me an anxious person

I’m gonna jump right in here because I have a lot of thoughts on this. I want to give you some bite-sized, delicious little tidbits that will hopefully help you to not only understand where I’m coming from, but also to reframe any kind of insecurities you may have in your performance. Any kind of …

Baby’s first blog

I’ve never written a blog before. I’ve never been one for journaling, either. I guess there comes a time when a person thinks, “Maybe this should be saved for posterity?” or, “Maybe other people will find this interesting?” or, “Maybe this information can help others?” Then, ruminations begin. Or at least, that’s how it happened …