What Musicians Are Saying About David Motto
John-Carlos Perea, PhD
Grammy-Winning Cedar Flutist,
Bassist, and Vocalist
San Francisco, CA
David Motto’s fresh and creative approach broke my old mind-set about how the best musicians got that way. I do more now in ten minutes of practice than I used to accomplish in weeks, if ever.
Michael Papanek, Guitarist
David Motto delivers powerful tips designed to transform musicians by helping them make the right decisions with their limited practice time. When he first shared these strategies with me, I realized there was a whole new way for me to think about playing my instrument. My playing immediately changed for the better.
Jason Craven, Music Educator
La Honda, CA
Your practice tips are clearly a product of decades of research on what works and what doesn’t. God bless you for de-mystifying the process for us who never thought we could get better at this.
Monet Silvestre, Keyboardist
Category Archives: Positive Thinking
David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week: Take Control of Your Inner Voice It’s important to use your inner voice very carefully when you practice and perform. Did you just think to yourself, “What inner voice?” If you did, that’s … Continue reading
David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week:Do Something Every Day It’s important to make practicing a regular part of your life. Even on the days when you don’t want to do anything musically, it’s important to get started. And you … Continue reading
Using the SMART Goals System to Get What You Want Setting goals is great. Accomplishing those goals is even better! Everyone working on new skills, getting ready for competition, growing their business, or trying to get their ideas heard and … Continue reading
David Motto’s Practice Tip of the WeekPractice TODAY Reasons Musicians Don’t Practice Every Day Today’s practice tip is a variation of last week’s “Practice Every Day.” But, it’s a very important variation. Here’s why: Even though musicians know they’ll benefit … Continue reading
What could you do today for 7 – 10 minutes to move you toward something you’ve always wanted to do? These short bursts of highly focused energy are the very essence of my Ten Minute Virtuoso method for building success. … Continue reading
David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week:How to Deal with Frustration Frustration is Bound to Happen It goes without saying that when you practice music, you are trying to play things that you don’t currently know how to play. Practicing … Continue reading
David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week:How to Feel Calm and Stay Focused Transitioning into the Zone Making the transition from all the crazy activity of your day to the relative calm of your practice room is not automatic. This … Continue reading
David Motto’s Practice Tip of the Week:Music You Love vs. Music You Have to Learn Inspiration and Play Being inspired by the music you are mastering is the ultimate motivational tool for practicing. Music you love will put the focus … Continue reading
What do you call your inner voice? The most common name for our inner voice is the Inner Critic. Does it have to be that way? I think we would be better off if we could change our inner critic … Continue reading