After over a decade of research and teaching in the area of performance psychology, I have decided to launch my own blog: The Curious Musician. This will be a place for me to share thoughts and research on a variety of topics related to how we can improve our experience on stage and in the practice room.
While I have always loved writing (sometimes in that love-hate kind of way!), the different elements of my life have made regular writing impossible. So, I am going to embrace an intermittent blog, without a regular writing or publishing schedule. When inspiration is met with available time, I will write, hoping to share ideas that might be helpful.
I will release the first new article, Motivation in Isolation, in early August, followed by another article on the topic of motivation more generally later that month. I am excited to share some of the ideas that have had a profound impact on the way I approach practicing and performance. In the meantime, I have re-published an earlier article of mine on practicing, originally published on Noa Kageyama’s Bulletproof Musician blog. I have also just written a sequel for the Bulletproof Musician blog that will eventually be published here as well.
If you are interested in these articles, please feel free to register for updates. I promise not to overwhelm your inbox and will only write when there is a new article (probably only a handful of times per year at most).
I look forward to sharing more with you soon.
— Christine Carter