Preface / Lorin Hollander -- Introduction - The Making of a Pianist -- I. Body. How We See It - or Do We? How We Treat It - Principles of Nurturance. Diet. Rest. Exercise. How We Use It. Breathing. The Pianist's "Alexander" Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. And on Arising? From Body to Mind. New Help for Bodily Distress. Why Does It Hurt? An Ounce of Prevention. Cherchez le piano -- II. Mind. Motivation. Organization. Practice - Scheduling. Practice - Methodology. Memorizing. Sight-Reading. Becoming a Musician. Musical Style. Theory. Long-Range Planning. To Teach or Not to Teach. The Soloist. Professor of Piano. Symphony and Chamber Player. Accompanist/Vocal Coach -- III. Synthesis. The "Why?" of Performance. The "Where?" of Performance. Recitals and Competitions. Organizations. Churches and Synagogues. Musical Theater. Friends. As a Singer. Preparation for Performance. Synthesis Observed. Learning the Program. Concert Clothes. Securing One's Audience. Programs. Recordings.
Tension and Anxiety. Performance. Just Before the Concert. During the Concert. Last Words.