The Musician's Way Newsletter by Gerald Klickstein keeps you informed about topics related to music making, creativity, career building, technology, and various aspects of living the musician's life. Forward to a friend.

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From The Musician's Way Blog

Popular posts from the past two months:
A different kind of slow practice.” Five ways to practice slowly and instill up-tempo habits. 
Career strategies that drive creativity.” Boost creativity and income.
Mindful musicianship.” Mindful practice breeds excellence. 
Rhythmic precision.” Bring your rhythm to life with the aid of a trusty metronome.
Ten tips for collaborating musicians.” Essential ways to fuel collective success. 

Nimbit Rocks Direct-to-Fan

The team at Nimbit.com is leading the industry in offering musicians engaging ways to integrate direct-to-fan sales and promos into their websites. An incredibly rich platform. Check out the video.

Now on Kindle

The Musician's Way e-book edition is now available on Kindle and Nook and as a Google e-book

Grow Your Blog

In this article on Social Media Examiner, top bloggers sum up 17 ways to build an audience for your blog.

Ergonomic Tips

Set up a more comfortable computer workspace using these tips collected on the Wellness page at MusiciansWay.com.

Kickstarting into Gear

The fan-funding site Kickstarter is enables artists to fund creative projects and boost their incomes. One enterprising example is the Goldberg Variations project, which has already exceeded its $15K goal.

Did You Say "Moo"?

Yes, I did. And so are hordes of other musicians who need business cards because Moo.com offers exceptional products at unbeatable prices. Free sample packs.

Music Academy Success

Musician and entrepreneur Marty Fort runs a thriving music academy and has launched a comprehensive training program called Music Academy Success that empowers any school owner to attain extraordinary results. For help with running a private studio, Music Teacher's Helper is a great online tool.

New Music at Carnegie Hall

Listen for free to new compositions commisioned by and premiered at Carnegie Hall.


Enjoy complimentary, top-quality video-recorded performances courtesy of the outstanding French site Arte.tv.

Classical Revolution

Classical Revolution presents innovative concerts in non-traditional settings. Born in San Francisco, the CR model has now expanded to numerous cities. For additional thoughts about innovative classical programming, see “A new classical music revolution” on The Musician’s Way Blog.

Messiah Fans Rejoice

In March, the Loeb Music Library at Harvard uploaded to the IMSLP an intriguing 18th-century edition of Handel’s Messiah published in London. The title page reads, “Messiah: An Oratorio. In Score As it was Originally Perform'd. Composed by Mr. Handel; To which are added His additional alterations.”

Telling a Story

In this concise 3-minute video, veteran NPR reporter Scott Simon articulates key aspects of communicating stories to listeners. Valuable advice for musicians who want to convey messages to fans and presenters.

In this issue

  • Welcome
  • From The Musician's Way Blog
  • Nimbit Rocks Direct-to-Fan
  • Now on Kindle
  • Grow Your Blog
  • Ergonomic Tips
  • Kickstarting into Gear
  • Did You Say, "Moo"?
  • Music Academy Success
  • New Music at Carnegie
  • Arte.tv
  • Classical Revolution
  • Messiah Fans Rejoice
  • Telling a Story
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