What White Musicians can do to heal the Racial Divide in America

If musicians are healers, then equity and justice should matter to us. Because -Teaching requires trying to respect and understand all students. – Playing music goes hand in hand with respecting the culture it comes from -Music should aspire to express love towards ourselves and others. As Michelle Obama said, it’s up to everyone… to Read more about What White Musicians can do to heal the Racial Divide in America[…]

Lessons in Musical Creativity from Itzhak Perlman and Gaelynn Lea

A major difference between classical music and "creative" music is the ability of the artist to decide what to play and what not to play. I'm all for classical music, but I love the equalizing effect that being a creative artist allows. Technical virtuosity isn't a requisite for musical creativity. The willingness to put yourself Read more about Lessons in Musical Creativity from Itzhak Perlman and Gaelynn Lea[…]

Shooby Taylor: What Artists/Teachers can learn from his legacy

Shooby Taylor inspires me. Not only do I love his music, but I respect what he went through to make his music. Any artist or teacher today can learn from the example of Shooby Taylor. This video, containing a collection of his performances originally overdubbed on cassette tape, is cued up to 'Take a Closer Read more about Shooby Taylor: What Artists/Teachers can learn from his legacy[…]

Play-Along Lessons By Style

Gain knowledge in theory, rhythm, movement, improvisation, technique and ear training while learning your favorite styles! Choose from the options below or subscribe to my youtube channel [here]- you can watch all the lessons below plus new lessons as they are released! Teachers and Parents: if you would prefer to browse by playing level, please Read more about Play-Along Lessons By Style[…]