Motivation: Growth, self-beliefs, and attributions, oh my…

This week I had the pleasure of giving an invited talk for the IU student chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (IU SNATS). I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work with extremely fine singers and committed vocal pedagogues on a regular basis in my courses and very much enjoyed speaking with the… Read More Motivation: Growth, self-beliefs, and attributions, oh my…

Experimenting with efficient practice: Plan-Perform-Reflect

I’m happy to be reporting on a recent study that I’ve had published in the journal, Psychology of Music: The Effect of Self-Regulation Instruction on the Performance Achievement, Musical Self-efficacy, and Practicing of Advanced Wind Players In essence, the study was designed to assess the relative benefits of (1) instruction for practicing that included explanations and… Read More Experimenting with efficient practice: Plan-Perform-Reflect

Beauty, Motion, and Home – Listening to Music

One of the most exhilarating yet, enigmatic things about teaching, learning and researching music is trying to comprehend the sheer variety of ways that musical experiences can be meaningful to people. Over the past few months I’ve found myself coming back again and again to three “tunes” that have been part of my listening repertoire… Read More Beauty, Motion, and Home – Listening to Music