About the Book
Erica Ann Sipes, pianist, cellist, and practice coach among other things, started her blog, Beyond the Notes in 2009. Writing about practicing, performing, specific compositions, life as a musician, and life as a mom among other things, it has attracted a large readership and has been included in syllabi for a course at the Juilliard School of Music. In the summer of 2012 Erica started her own practice coaching business in an effort to help more musicians, young and old, discover the joy and rewards that can come from deliberate practice. This book contains many of the practice mantras that she has written about through the past few years.