July 21

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The Art of Relaxation

When we're working on something, it's really easy to tense up.

Grit our teeth to get through the hard parts. 

Work insane hours in the name of being productive.

Tighten up our wrists and hands to power through difficult piano passages.

But...it never feels good, does it.

I mean, we might get the job done. But we're more exhausted than we were before, and we're not especially excited about doing it again.

Counterintuitively, going into work sessions with a focus on staying relaxed yields better results.

We get more done, faster. And more effectively. Period.

Plus, know what the best part is? It actually feels good. Before, during, and after.

Go figure.

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About Jonathan Roberts

I am the founder and director of the South Shore Piano School, and I have been teaching the piano for nearly 20 years. My work centers around bringing music to the lives of kids, parents, and adults in an enriching, meaningful way. At the South Shore Piano School, my incredible colleagues and I accomplish this through skill-based teaching, community, and an innovative, people-first business model. You can read more about me here.


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