My daughter will be using The Savvy Musician in one of her seminars at school next semester. I started reading it and thought it had a lot of good advice. The author, David Cutler, is a prof at Duquesne (though not the one teaching Alice's seminar). Seems to be a very smart, practical guy. Aimed at college music majors, but good info for anyone starting out and good perspectives for people with more experience.