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Updated: Faculty Solo Recital 5/14 8pm – “Processed”

“Processed” A Hartt School Community Division Faculty Recital. 5/12/14 8pm I’ll be performing a new solo recital set featuring Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and Electronics. This program is all […]

Don’t Play for Pasta

About a week ago, I posted this article by Bret Pimentel to my Flipboard magazine. The gist of the article is that musicians should not do […]

Bach – Prelude from the D minor Cello Suite

This is a recording I did today as part of an upcoming recital. It was done in one take. It’s not perfect yet, but it’s off […]

11 Tips for Trying New Clarinets

11 Tips for Trying New Clarinets

Last time I wrote a little bit about what to do if you need a new instrument but can’t get to a store or major trade […]

7 steps to consider before buying a new clarinet.

7 steps to consider before buying a new clarinet.

I was recently reminded of this article by Bret Pimentel. He talks about what you need to do when picking out your first instrument for college. […]

Two easy habits for performance perfection.

Two easy habits for performance perfection.

Last Friday I was asked to perform at Beth El Temple with harpist Haley Hewitt for a concert on Sunday. It was a short notice kind […]

The Devil’s in the…

Logistics. Maybe not the most exciting topic in the world, but every musician knows that a few minutes of planning can take a lot of pressure […]

Scales a la Broadway

Scales a la Broadway

I’m always looking for ways to help my students practice their scales more often. Like all of us, they usually want to work on just the […]

Ableton Live Tutorial - Triple Beat Repeat

Ableton Live Tutorial – Triple Beat Repeat

A demonstration of three beat repeats in an audio effect rack to create variety from a one bar drum pattern.

Next Level Practice

Next Level Practice

When we start taking music lessons, one of the first things we work towards is a simple practice routine.  Our teachers might say “Practice for 20 […]