Peak practice & performance


Maslow, Abraham. Toward a Psychology of Being. USA: Sublime Books, 2014.

Klickstein, Gerald. The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness. New York: Oxford Press, 2009.

Bruser, Madeline. The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart. New York: Three Rivers, 1997.

Wooten, Victor. The Music Lesson. A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music. New York: Berkley Books, 2006.

Newman, William. The Pianist’s Problems. New York: Da Capo, 1984.

Duckworth, Angela. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. New York: Scribner, 2018.

Bernstein, Seymour. With Your own Two Hands: Self-Discovery Through Music. New York: G.Schirmer, 1981.

Levitin, Daniel. This is Your Brain on Music. USA: Penguin, 2007.

Westeney, William. The Perfect Wrong Note: Learning to Trust Your Musical Self. US: Amadeus Press, 2006.

Portney Chase, Mildred. Just Being at the Piano. USA: Devorss & Company, 1985.

Werner, Kenny. Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within. USA: Alfred Music, 1998.

Nachmanovitch, Stephen. Free Play: Improvisation in Life & Art. USA: G.P.Putnams & Sons Publisher, 1991.

Coyle, Daniel. The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. USA: Bentnam, 2009.

Cooke, Charles. Playing The Piano for Pleasure. USA: Skyhorse, 2011.

Blake, Rand. The Primacy of the Ear. USA: Lulu, 2010.

James, William. Talks to Teachers on Psychology, and to Students on Life’s Ideals. USA: Dover, 1899.