Food for Thought: Practice Tips from Ray Chen

Ray Chen is one of the brightest stars of the younger generation of classical violinists.  He is as technically polished and musically accomplished as anyone, and is particularly generous with his time and kind and fun-loving in his interactions.  He’s really a great ambassador for music!

In this video that I recently came across, Mr. Chen shares some of his philosophies on practicing and performing with students aspiring to become capable musicians in their own right.  Some of his tips, “Just go for it” when it comes to experiences that seem overwhelming; and the “worst thing you can do” is just run through a piece in practice.  Check out the video here: