Missed Cues: Two ways we miscommunicate in rehearsals.

As conductors, we are tasked with communicating the written score to an audience through our ensembles. Here are two habits in rehearsals we can break. It is not the easiest of tasks. Conductors take music in its written form and ask musicians to create and combine sounds in order to breath life into ink. To …

Rehearsal with your ensemble with a plan in mind

Each rehearsal provides an opportunity for your ensemble to improve. To make rehearsal more effect, each activity must have a purpose. Rehearsal. They can be the highlight of our day or leave us dreading the next day. It is the time which we get to do what we love the most: teach music. However, with …

A lesson from the gymnastic coach

Opportunities for learning are everywhere, you just need to watch. I am a blessed man. My family keeps me on my toes and grounded on what matters. My two daughters are very active, which means I play chauffeur often. But it also provides me with a chance to observe the way other people teach or …