Improvisation eludes most classical musicians for a variety of reasons which are mostly related to training. I’ve made it my job to create resources which help musicians overcome barriers they face in expanding their confidence, skill, and knowledge as it relates to expanding musicianship, musical career opportunities, and creativity
I sat down with Cellist Mike Block to discuss his shift from classical training at Cleveland Institute of Music and Julliard to immersing himself as an improviser and composer in the worlds of contemporary (“non-classical”) styles.
Characteristics of violinists and the violin community
Bridging the gap and finding common ground between beginners, teachers, elite players…
Things that are working in the business of classical music
“Postlude” is a Jazz Caprice for unaccompanied violin, synthesizing traditional repertoire such as Bach, Paganini, Rode, Dont, and Ysaye, with melodic and harmonic vocabulary influenced by jazz and other contemporary styles.
“It takes hard work and consistency; a platform does nothing…. unless there’s good reason for it.” ModernMusician.co‘s Colin Thomson joins Christian Howes to discuss social media and business strategies for musicians. Listen below for straight talk on: How to build an audience across social media platforms Key tips for musicians on Instagram Ways to grow revenue Read more about Social Media and Entrepreneurship for Musicians with Colin Thomson – Creative Strings Podcast Ep. 12[…]