Musical Performance
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Musical Performance

While music can be and often is a private and personal pursuit for people, chances are at some point involvment in music will lead to public musical performance. Whether it be with a school band/choir, with your private lesson studio, in a college/university setting, in a hobbyist community band/orchestra/choir setting or even semi-professionally or professionally…

Piano: A Foundational Instrument

Did you know that most professional musicians end up learning at least rudimentary piano? This is especially true for any musician who ends up studying music at the collegiate or university level. In fact, those who choose to study music in higher education typically have to take two to three semesters of piano studies in…

Practicing
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Practicing

Practicing, in my opinion, is really more of an art than a science; however, it is necessary for the musical development of all musicians. If you ask ten accomplished musicians what their practice routine is, chances are they would all have different answers for you. Whether it be different lengths of time, different intervals of…

Woodwind Tone
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Woodwind Tone

Tone/sound can be and often is a lifelong search for most if not all instrumentalists. Tone is influenced by how and what we practice, what “gear” we have, and often who and what we listen to. I find, it is also informed by our lives and experiences. So the question must be asked, what leads…