In Defense of Doing Things that Scare You

By Nora Krohn A few weeks ago, my husband and I played a show together in New York that I had plenty of reasons to be nervous about. For one thing, it had been a while since we’d played a formal concert as a duo–the previous year our free time had been...

On Talent and True Teaching

“How talented am I?” “How well will I be able to play?” “How long will it take me?” When a student asks me these questions, I hear their longing to fulfill themselves as a musician, along with their anxiety and fear that they may not be able to accomplish what they...

Training the Mind of Confidence

Dear readers of Fearless Performing E-zine, I wrote this article four years ago when my heart had broken open at the thought of my daughter eventually moving away from home. Now she’s actually doing it, moving 3,000 miles away to go to the art college of her...

Nora Krohn on The Raw Wisdom of Anger

Dear subscribers, It is my pleasure once again to publish a brilliant article by Nora Krohn – her eighth one in the last two years. This time Nora looks directly at a topic that many of us, musicians and others, have trouble with – our anger. She explains that...

What’s Your Emotional Style of Struggle?

Dear Fearless Performing E-zine subscribers, This article originally appeared in the May 2012 issue of Fearless Performing E-zine, with the title Three Styles of Struggle. At that time, italy had just published my book, The Art of Practicing, and I really wanted to...