10/23/2021 - 10:22am EDT by
Rebecca Downs
Every voice lesson in my Atlanta studio includes breath work. Why? Because without breath you have no support, no sound, no VOICE. But because we breath all of the time, we take it for granted. It is... Read More
05/20/2020 - 1:59pm EDT by
Julie Brandenburg
When I was in my early 20s, I taught myself to crochet from reading books. I decided to make a huge afghan as a Christmas gift. It took me weeks and weeks to create hundreds of granny squares that... Read More
05/20/2020 - 1:57pm EDT by
Julie Brandenburg
I played this piece perfectly at home, really!” I believe you. There is nothing lacking in your effort, it’s something else. Triumphant after many hours of practicing the student arrives at the... Read More
03/07/2019 - 3:14pm EST by
Daron Aric Hagen
“You know what I like about your opera?” a stage hand at McCaw Hall said to me when I was introduced to the crew during Amelia’s first authorial walkabout there in 2010. Shaking his hand, I was... Read More
04/16/2018 - 9:33am EDT by
Andy Wasserman
The Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization resonates supreme at the epicenter of George Russell's prodigious life work. This innovative band leader, influential composer, legendary... Read More
04/16/2018 - 9:12am EDT by
Andy Wasserman
MY WORK AS A MENTOR FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTSI have worked diligently throughout my 39 years as a private music teacher to craft a comprehensive program for the few outstanding students that have... Read More
03/22/2018 - 6:44am EDT by
Ghenady Meirson
Recently, I spent an afternoon with art at The Barnes Collection in Philadelphia. It is a private collection of impressionist and modern art, and mostly works by Renoir and Cézanne. It is wonderful... Read More
11/27/2017 - 12:58pm EST by
Daron Aric Hagen
Lukas Foss told me once (by way of justifying his reorchestrating of parts of Beethoven’s Eroica prior to a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra rehearsal he was conducting) that, as far as he was concerned... Read More
02/25/2017 - 9:39am EST by
Andy Wasserman
Unlike standardized, data and test driven institutionalized systems that dominate the 21st century educational mindset, the mentoring process administers a one-on-one committed alliance of study that... Read More
02/06/2017 - 1:58am EST by
Andy Wasserman
Most music teachers and students agree that in-person private lessons provide a wonderful environment and solid foundation for learning how to play an instrument. As of 2017, online distance learning... Read More