How Playing a Wind or Brass Instrument Can Help Asthma

I’m no doctor, but sometimes I know a thing or two about a thing or two. This topic is relevant for anyone who suffers from asthma or similar breathing conditions. …cough cough…particularly any of my students who have decided to stop lessons because of asthma. Here are scientifically proven ways that playing a wind instrument […]

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The Case for Music Lessons in Adulthood

“It’s too late for me.” “I’m no virtuoso and never will be.” “I’m afraid of performing.” “I’m slow to learn new things.” Those are common statements I hear from adults who are trying to convince themselves they should not take music lessons. They are usually faced with one of two things: learning music for the […]

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Sight-read like a pro in 5 steps

Sight-reading is the necessary and oftentimes dreaded part of auditions. Why is it so important, you might be wondering, after you’ve spent endless hours preparing music that you know? It’s not meant to throw you under the bus after you’ve worked so hard. It’s meant to show how sharp your musical skills really are. If […]

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How I Teach

Assessing Individuals As a private teacher, I enjoy being able to approach each student as an individual. Some want to win competitions while others want to focus on learning songs they know. Balancing fun with growth, technique with musicality, and achievement with confidence are my ways to success as a teacher. I can assess each […]

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