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From Potential to Performance

An international collaborative project designed to help musicians navigate effective learning, practice and performance 

The project and collaborators 

In 2009, a small group of  music lecturers and performers from The Netherlands, Ireland and Australia were invited by staff from the Sibelius Academy, Finland to come together to share and discuss teaching and research work in the beautiful, natural surrounds of the Finnish countryside. What happened during this initial meeting was like a spark igniting a flame. As each one of us spoke about our innovative teaching ideas for practicing and performance planning, it became obvious that there was a common interest and enthusiasm for developing our ideas in an inspiring and supportive way. What united the group was a passion and focus on practical strategies for musicians, such as tips for planning practising, goal setting strategies, mind training techniques, optimal experience ideas and sports coaching concepts. The group of six called ourselves the 'Fellowship' to symbolise our unity of purpose in developing and sharing work to benefit music teachers and students.

The website 'From Potential to Performance' represents the natural evolution and culmination of the totality of the group's work. It has developed out of our united desire to share and develop practical ideas for all musicians and music teachers in order to inspire each person on their journey towards achieving their own potential.

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 Tilly Fleischmann - Tradition and Craft in Piano Playing 
                 DVD recording accompanying the book 

Audio -video examples of music appearing in Tillu Fleischmann's book were recorded by Gabriela Mayer in the MTU Cork School of Music. The companion DVD was designed to enhance the pedagogical value of this piano treatise, linking back to the Liszt tradition 

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