I’ve been spring cleaning my studio bookshelves. Last fall, I did a huge purge of material that I just wasn’t using and probably wasn’t going to use. Yesterday was round 2. More methods, vocal books, and outdated neuroscience books hit the library or trashcan. It feels really good. My main tactic for deciding on whether to keep something or pitch it is, do I want to move it again? We aren’t planning on moving in the near future, but some of this stuff has been moved at least 5 times. As I get more comfortable with my teaching style and as it evolves, some things are just no longer necessary. Musicians are notorious packrats. I challenge you to clear 5 items out of your studio today.