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THE MINDFUL PRACTICE ROOM

A come and go as you please community coworking space for musicians who want to stay in love with music.


Exist musically without pressure to be perfect in a way that is joyful, explorative, exciting, curious, restful, and mindful.

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WHAT

This is not about learning how to press buttons faster, this is about incorporating creativity and mindfulness into your music and your life.

Join our virtual practice room to gather inspiration and stay accountable. Join anywhere from your living room to your college practice room.

The session will begin and end with guided practice thoughts, with plenty of time to practice with curiosity, mindfulness, and exploration.

In this space, you can:

  • Practice fundamentals or current repertoire

  • Score study

  • Listen to recordings

  • Improvise

  • Compose

  • Sightread

  • Explore new music

  • Chat with other musicians

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     WHO

Any musician: student, hobbyist, or professional who wants to develop healthy practice habits within a community of thoughtful musicians. You only need your instrument (or voice), and some music to work on.

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WHEN

Regular sessions will be held every week on Thursdays at 1pm EST for 1 hour. Popup sessions (at various days/times) will be available for individual signups and are included for those using a recurring payment. We have approximately 8 sessions a month.

September Popup Sessions:

Sat. Sept 9 at 12pm EST
Tues. Sept 12 at 12pm EST
Sat. Sept 16 at 12pm EST
Wed. Sept 20 at 7pm EST

Check out the free August workshop, Problem-Solving Practice Strategies. Click here for the recording.

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WHERE

All sessions will be held on Zoom. Meeting details will be sent via email half an hour before each session.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

The Mindful Practice Room is a come and go as you please, welcoming, accessible community for all musicians. In an effort to keep the community affordable and flexible, there are 2 different payment options available.

  1. Pay what you can: a custom donation for just this week’s session to provide ultimate flexibility.

  2. Recurring payment: If you plan to come frequently, this option will allow for seamless participation. You can come to however many sessions a month as you want.

NOTE: Payments for each session will be accepted up until one hour before that week's session. Any payments received within 1 hour of the start time will be apply to the following week's session.

[Current students: MPR is included in your tuition!]

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PAY FOR ONE SESSION

Suggested $5-10

($2 minimum)

Pay up to 1 hour before the start of the session to receive the Zoom link

SELECT A SESSION FROM BELOW

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Upcoming Sessions

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SET UP A RECURRING PAYMENT

(billed monthly)

Your first payment will apply to this week if it is received up to 1 hour before the start of the session. Want to try it out first? Try the Mindful Practice Room free for 30 days!

By setting up a recurring payment, you'll receive access to the Mindful Practice Bundle:

  • Weekly Practice Checklist

  • Weekly Practice Planning Chart

  • Sound Concept Map

  • General and Daily Practice Guides

$10 MONTHLY

$20 MONTHLY

$30 MONTHLY

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

The Mindful Practice Room offers a sliding scale to allow for economic equity and a more inclusive and accessible music world. This model is inspired by The Green Bottle Model from Alexis J. Cunningfolk.


  • Please pick whichever option you feel comfortable with

  • If the lowest tier is still prohibitive, you’re welcome to use the custom donation option to pay whatever is feasible each week you attend.

  • If you would like to attend regularly but know that you can't come every week, feel free to select a lower tier.


For those who can’t afford music lessons, this is an excellent resource for accessing frequent, high-quality musical guidance at a low cost. The Mindful Practice Room is an enriching, thoughtful community for all musicians.

Want to try it out first? Try it free for 30 days, no obligation.

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HERE'S WHAT THE SESSIONS WILL LOOK LIKE:

  • 1 hour long sessions with guided practice thoughts to offer inspiration and new practice strategies

  • Check in with other musicians in the chat; share what you’re working on or what roadblocks you’ve been encountering in your practice sessions (or keep to yourself!)

  • Bring whatever music you want to work on; this Zoom room is your practice room (but with lots of encouragement, accountability, and thoughtfulness)

  • Camera on or off - you’re welcome here! We'll remain muted while practicing

  • Come every week or pop in for the sessions you’re available

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The Mindful Practice Room: Testimonials

Somehow I feel braver in this setting to work on the problem areas of my piece. *magic*

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IN THIS SPACE,
YOU CAN:

Practice fundamentals or current repertoire
Score study
Listen to recordings
Improvise
Compose
Sightread
Explore new music
Chat with other musicians

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FAQ

HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?

One hour long, but because it's a very casual environment, you're welcome to come late or leave early if you need to.

WILL THE SESSIONS BE RECORDED?

Because a majority of our time together is spent individually practicing (muted), the sessions are not recorded. If you can only catch part of the session, that's okay too! It's not a structured program, so it's okay if you can't make it every week.

DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE OR CAN I KEEP MY CAMERA OFF AND MICROPHONE MUTED?

You can participate as much as you'd like! We remain muted for the majority of our time together while we're practicing, and you're welcome to have your camera on or off. Some musicians like to connect with each other in the chat, but it's up to you how much you want to interact. You can either fly under the radar or feel the community of other musicians.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

You just need your instrument (or voice) and any music you're working on. You're also welcome to bring composition projects, books, or anything new you want to work on during our time. The time here is yours, so you can spend it however will feel the best for you that week!

WHY WOULD I PAY TO PRACTICE?

Why would you pay for a gym membership when you can go on a walk for free? Why would you sign up for private lessons or coaching when you could do the research on your own? There’s beauty and focus in accountability and community. There’s a switch that gets turned on when you make a commitment to spend your time doing one thing, which is harder to find on your own. Plus, with gentle reflection questions and prompts each session, you’ll be stepping into a different kind of practice room than you’re used to. Instead of thinking about what’s going wrong, you’ll have brain bumpers guiding you to think in mindful and productive ways about practicing.

WHAT'S "MINDFUL" ABOUT THE MINDFUL PRACTICE ROOM?

In many traditional practice rooms at colleges and conservatories, students can often be found stressed about not being good enough, creating injuries for themselves by overpracticing, avoiding practicing by escaping on their phones, and taking a nap on the ground. Although it’s not always that extreme, it’s really common for music students to feel bad about themselves while they’re practicing and experience high levels of stress. Mindfulness is a state of being aware of the present moment without being overly reactive to your environment. In the Mindful Practice Room, we intend to think neutrally about our practice to be more productive and satisfied with our habits.

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