Erica Sipes, freelance pianist, practice coach, and blogger, received her bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Radford University and is currently living a double life as a musician and a manager of a toy store. She has a passion for helping people fall in love with practicing and has written a lot about the topic on her blog, Beyond the Notes. She has published a coffee table book for the music studio full of inspirational thoughts, quotes and images called Inspired Practice.
“No pain, no gain…”
“Practice makes perfect…”
“You have to practice 10,000 hours before you’ll be an expert…”
“How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice…”