Small change in setup can improve rehearsal

Rehearsal time is precious, especially when preparing for performance evaluations. One small change can turn a poor rehearsal into a successful one.

Another school shooting leave me searching

When will enough be enough? Another school shooting leaves us angry and confused. We must be the change this world needs. It starts with us. Typically, I use my blog to share thoughts on music, provide tips and tricks I have learned over the years, and present some of my favorite pieces to whoever stops …

Back in action

Good morning, friends. It has been a long time since my last post on here. The reasons are numerous, but that does not matter. What does matter is that I return to the space where my writing career began just over a year ago. Much has transpired since that time. Learning, trying, struggling, failing, triumph. …

6 Things You Learn in Music Class

For years the debate has raged on regarding the need for schools to focus on academics areas, such as math and science, over classes in the arts. While I do understand the need to improve in areas of deficiency (and am not diminishing their importance), the lessons learned in band and choir (I was never …

Less conversation, more action

It may be late in the year, but there are still many things to learn and work on. Everything that happens in April and May not only finishes the growth and success for the year, but sets the ensemble up for the future. It is also a great time of the year to grow as …