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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

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The Mind Over Finger Podcast

The Mind Over Finger Podcast

Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

5
Followers
52
Plays
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Discussions on mindful music-making, efficient practice, and building a purposeful career with the performers, pedagogues, and innovators who are shaping the classical music world today!The Mind Over Finger Podcast is a resource for knowledge, insight, tips, tricks, and inspiration for musicians interested in learning more about practicing mindfully, performing optimally, and getting more intentional in creating a fulfilling musical career. We provide you with the tools to mindfully shift your musical practice from unconscious to deliberate, from paint-by-numbers to art by flow, from going through the motions to delightful play!

Latest Episodes

Joyful Practice with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

Everything you need to infuse your practice with more mindfulness, joy, and efficiency! Challenge prompts and transcript: www.mindoverfinger.com/resources

24 MINMAY 14
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Joyful Practice with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

Motivation with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

Everything you need to get you in the cycle of motivation!

12 MINMAY 7
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Motivation with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

Jennifer Higdon: A Creative Force

To celebrate the last episode of Season 2 of the Mind Over Finger Podcast, I have a great treat for you! I’m speaking with one of the most acclaimed and frequently performed composers working today: Jennifer Higdon! Among many other things, you’ll get to hear about her unusual path to a career as a composer, how she approaches the compositional process, her view on the classical music world today, and she tells us about the habit that has contributed to her success.

30 MINAPR 24
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Jennifer Higdon: A Creative Force

Simon Fischer: Practicing & Performing Wisdom

In this very special episode, I’m speaking with violinist and pedagogue Simon Fischer, who is recognized world-wide as a performer, educator and recording artist, and who’s published work greatly influences the teaching of the violin. In this conversation Simon talks to us in details about the fundamentals of high quality practice and performance preparation, and shares incredible wisdom on various aspects of efficient learning.

67 MINAPR 17
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Simon Fischer: Practicing & Performing Wisdom

Lauren Pierce: Bassically Fabulous

Known for her hugely popular YouTube channel, which features her virtuosic performances and has more than 13 thousand followers and 1.3 million views, Lauren is a highly regarded soloist, musical innovator, and educator. Among many things, we discuss her highly intentional and effective approach practicing and learning new repertoire, how our habits and our rituals create the life we have, and the importance of having clarity in building a career.

56 MINAPR 10
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Lauren Pierce: Bassically Fabulous

Lara St. John: Creativity & Ease in Practice

In this episode, Lara discuss several aspects of practicing and performance preparation, including the importance of working on the fundamentals, fostering curiosity and creativity in our work, developing our listening skills, and practicing performing.

59 MINAPR 3
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Lara St. John: Creativity & Ease in Practice

Sondra Radvanovsky: Authenticity & Expression

Today on the show, I’m so excited to speak with the incredible and globally celebrated soprano Sondra Radvanovsky! In our conversation, Sondra covers a variety of topics, including how she prepares for a role, the importance of understanding how we learn, how to perform at our best, and the importance of kindness in our field.

44 MINMAR 27
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Sondra Radvanovsky: Authenticity & Expression

Kimberlee Dray: Adaptability & Mission in Music Making

I’m incredibly happy that my guest today is violinist and composer Kimberlee Dray! Kimberlee is an incredible example of adaptability, resourcefulness, and courage in the face of adversity, and I can’t think of a better message to share today than her story! In this episode, Kimberlee talks about her return to music – how she answered the call and how she let no obstacles stand in the way of her following her dream path.

69 MINMAR 20
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Kimberlee Dray: Adaptability & Mission in Music Making

Karen Bulmer: Music, Mind, & Movement

I’m really happy to welcome Karen Bulmer, Associate Professor of Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba, at memorial University, and host of the Music, Mind, and Movement Podcast to the show! In our conversation, with cover many topics, including: How our feelings towards practice affects our attitude about performance \ Attention, intention, playfulness, and exploration in practice \ How mindfulness helps us relate in a positive way to stress and stimuli

49 MINMAR 13
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Karen Bulmer: Music, Mind, & Movement

Robert Hanford: Exploration in Practice

In this episode, we discuss many important topics, including curiosity and exploration in practicing, the importance of maintaining a strong technical regimen, strategies to learn and handle a lot of repertoire in the context of an orchestra job, and tactics to foster focus in the practice room.

35 MINMAR 6
Comments
Robert Hanford: Exploration in Practice

Latest Episodes

Joyful Practice with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

Everything you need to infuse your practice with more mindfulness, joy, and efficiency! Challenge prompts and transcript: www.mindoverfinger.com/resources

24 MINMAY 14
Comments
Joyful Practice with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

Motivation with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

Everything you need to get you in the cycle of motivation!

12 MINMAY 7
Comments
Motivation with Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

Jennifer Higdon: A Creative Force

To celebrate the last episode of Season 2 of the Mind Over Finger Podcast, I have a great treat for you! I’m speaking with one of the most acclaimed and frequently performed composers working today: Jennifer Higdon! Among many other things, you’ll get to hear about her unusual path to a career as a composer, how she approaches the compositional process, her view on the classical music world today, and she tells us about the habit that has contributed to her success.

30 MINAPR 24
Comments
Jennifer Higdon: A Creative Force

Simon Fischer: Practicing & Performing Wisdom

In this very special episode, I’m speaking with violinist and pedagogue Simon Fischer, who is recognized world-wide as a performer, educator and recording artist, and who’s published work greatly influences the teaching of the violin. In this conversation Simon talks to us in details about the fundamentals of high quality practice and performance preparation, and shares incredible wisdom on various aspects of efficient learning.

67 MINAPR 17
Comments
Simon Fischer: Practicing & Performing Wisdom

Lauren Pierce: Bassically Fabulous

Known for her hugely popular YouTube channel, which features her virtuosic performances and has more than 13 thousand followers and 1.3 million views, Lauren is a highly regarded soloist, musical innovator, and educator. Among many things, we discuss her highly intentional and effective approach practicing and learning new repertoire, how our habits and our rituals create the life we have, and the importance of having clarity in building a career.

56 MINAPR 10
Comments
Lauren Pierce: Bassically Fabulous

Lara St. John: Creativity & Ease in Practice

In this episode, Lara discuss several aspects of practicing and performance preparation, including the importance of working on the fundamentals, fostering curiosity and creativity in our work, developing our listening skills, and practicing performing.

59 MINAPR 3
Comments
Lara St. John: Creativity & Ease in Practice

Sondra Radvanovsky: Authenticity & Expression

Today on the show, I’m so excited to speak with the incredible and globally celebrated soprano Sondra Radvanovsky! In our conversation, Sondra covers a variety of topics, including how she prepares for a role, the importance of understanding how we learn, how to perform at our best, and the importance of kindness in our field.

44 MINMAR 27
Comments
Sondra Radvanovsky: Authenticity & Expression

Kimberlee Dray: Adaptability & Mission in Music Making

I’m incredibly happy that my guest today is violinist and composer Kimberlee Dray! Kimberlee is an incredible example of adaptability, resourcefulness, and courage in the face of adversity, and I can’t think of a better message to share today than her story! In this episode, Kimberlee talks about her return to music – how she answered the call and how she let no obstacles stand in the way of her following her dream path.

69 MINMAR 20
Comments
Kimberlee Dray: Adaptability & Mission in Music Making

Karen Bulmer: Music, Mind, & Movement

I’m really happy to welcome Karen Bulmer, Associate Professor of Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba, at memorial University, and host of the Music, Mind, and Movement Podcast to the show! In our conversation, with cover many topics, including: How our feelings towards practice affects our attitude about performance \ Attention, intention, playfulness, and exploration in practice \ How mindfulness helps us relate in a positive way to stress and stimuli

49 MINMAR 13
Comments
Karen Bulmer: Music, Mind, & Movement

Robert Hanford: Exploration in Practice

In this episode, we discuss many important topics, including curiosity and exploration in practicing, the importance of maintaining a strong technical regimen, strategies to learn and handle a lot of repertoire in the context of an orchestra job, and tactics to foster focus in the practice room.

35 MINMAR 6
Comments
Robert Hanford: Exploration in Practice
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