Classical Music Education should Recognize & Respect Music of All Cultures

I’m calling out the music education establishment. Leadership is NOT just noncommittal statements of solidarity… ASTA, SAA, and other classical music institutions should acknowledge that “fine string playing and teaching” is NOT exclusive to or synonymous with playing classical music. I invite you to challenge them to acknowledge this. That false equivalency feels like a Read more about Classical Music Education should Recognize & Respect Music of All Cultures[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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