April 6, 2016

Are you interested in majoring in music in college?  Are you overwhelmed by all of the choices of schools?  Choosing the college that best meets your needs is one of the most important decisions you can make - it can have a lasting effect on the rest of your musical ca...

April 5, 2016

I have had the great honor being the trombone judge for the All Southern California High School Honor Band numerous times.  I am always impressed with the level of musicianship and level of execution of the trombonists.  Unfortunately, some of the trombonists don’t per...

April 4, 2016

Have you ever been disappointed in a performance or audition for which you felt really prepared?  It is an awful feeling knowing that you did not perform to the best of your ability when it really counts.  Here are some tips on how to effectively prepare for a performa...

April 2, 2016

During my twenty years of private teaching, the most commonly used phrase I hear from my students regarding practicing is “I should have…” Most kids know exactly what they SHOULD practice, but for some reason, don’t.  Instead of saying, “I should have”, I encourage all...

April 1, 2016

Do you ever feel like you don’t get much accomplished when you practice?  Do you feel like you work hard but are not improving much?  Do you run out of time and not get through everything you wanted to practice?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you proba...

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March 31, 2016

Does your daily musical diet contain the essential Vitamin L – LISTENING?  Besides listening to oneself, it is also very important to listen to amazin...

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