Don’t Work Hard, Work Differently

By Heewon Lee

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When I first started playing the cello, I only touched the instrument during lessons. In my early teens, I would practice by listening to my favorite recordings of pieces, which resulted in my duplicating the performer’s mistakes. What you do in the practice room is transparent onstage, and there are no shortcuts to achieving progress — but certainly shorter, focused practice times will yield greater productively. Continue reading “Don’t Work Hard, Work Differently”