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Dodd Select Chorale of Freeport performance/Mrs. Spruill

Lesson Tips

About fifteen years ago, I ceased teaching composition pupils in a traditional academic setting. Of course, I still give private lessons and master classes, but faculty meetings and curriculum... Read More
To get the most out of your investment in private music lessons, it is crucial to include "musical input" in your every day life. Musical input is simply listening to music! -Listening to... Read More

Articles

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
There are many facets to singing as most music educators know. Breath support, posture, and communication of the song are the most important. Does the average person know about these things as well... 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