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For this episode, TPP interviewed Madeline Bruser: Founder of the Art of Practicing Institute and author of the highly acclaimed book “The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making Music from the Heart.” An authorized instructor of mindfulness meditation in the Buddhist tradition, Madeline has presented mindfulness in secular contexts for more than 30 years. She frequently teaches workshops on Mindfulness, Confidence & Performance at conservatories and college music departments, including the Juilliard School, Mannes School of Music, the University of British Columbia, and Northwestern University.

Madeline has performed as a soloist with the San Francisco and Denver Symphony Orchestras and was featured on National Public Radio’s Performance Today in an interview and piano lesson broadcast in 200 cities. Inspired to help more musicians unleash their full potential, Madeline founded the Art of Practicing Institute, offering a weeklong summer program and online master classes throughout the year. The Institute provides training in mindfulness techniques, community support through discussion groups, in-depth musical work in master classes, and teacher training workshops.

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