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Start like an athlete would. Gently at first with lower long tones with deep breaths, listen to sound and intonation, using stead tempo (use a metronome). Slowly work you way up to the mid register.... Read More
You are not a blank slate. You are NOT a blank slate. You come with your own individual and unique energy/will. I have seen Mc Lesson methods--in fact--at times, I was deeply complicit in... Read More

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My approach to teaching jazz starts with a fundamental understanding of chords, scales and arpeggios. Additionally an understanding functional harmony is necessary. Once all of these things are... Read More
What is practice? Most of us are not simply musical prodigies who pick up an instrument or start to sing and are instantly brilliant.  What makes the great musicians great is their ability to... Read More