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Your practice personality is
The Creative Champion! 

Spontaneous + Clever + Charming

Just like the orchid, you have some surprises up your sleeve. You love long-term projects, and you always have a lot to show for them. You have a lot of creative energy and you love to help and nurture others. You’re very intelligent and you tend to make your decisions based on intuition— this doesn’t mean you’re flippant, though.

You love to experiment and are very spontaneous.

You need to experience things before really feeling comfortable with them, so you might find that whatever you’re working on doesn’t really feel settled until you’ve performed it once already.

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You’re very charming and great at communicating your ideas— this makes you an asset in a chamber music rehearsal, and people look to you for leadership.

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Sometimes it’s hard for you to see the big picture, and you can have trouble with self-confidence.

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You work really well with others but you tend to get your deepest work done alone.

 

And just who am I?!

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My name is Cory, and I'm the founder of Practice Happier, where I teach musicians just like you how to get results from their practice without spending 6 hours a day working in frustration. I’m also the principal bassoonist with the filarmónica de Boca del Rio, a collector of passport stamps, and an insufferable coffee snob. 

I’ve been around the block enough to know that there are a lot of ways for musicians to lose their motivation, or straight up their enjoyment of music. I’m tired of the expectation that we need to work all the time and prioritize music above everything in our lives, or that we need to feel terrible about ourselves to stay motivated. I believe we can make this a better career, and that starts in the practice room. 

So What's next?

Watch "Four things you're missing when you're trying to get motivated"