This series of posts features framed “sayings” that are posted on the wall of my local piano instruction studio. They give mental insight and reminders to my students. These sayings address common “mental” mistakes that I have seen over and over throughout my years of teaching. These predictable mental “rabbit trails” can sidetrack students, breed frustration, and choke out their confidence. These signs are also influenced by two of my favorite books on Music Psychology: “The Inner game of Music” by Barry Green, and “The Perfect Wrong Note” by William Westney.