Any of us who have spent time in the classroom know that at some point a student will come up to you and want you to look at a piece that they wrote. If you are not yourself a composer/arranger don’t sweat it, there are things you can do that will help to cultivate a…

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At some point in our lives most of us have pondered what makes us successful. Some people consider lavish lifestyles, big paychecks, large families, and/or important careers successful. However, if you want to be good at something you have to come to terms with a few things: 1: You can’t ever be “good enough”. The…

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The music scene is full of some of the most caring, compassionate, and intelligent people in the world. We have some of the largest organizational gatherings with experts in education, performance, industry…you name it! But let’s face it; you have either heard or been involved in one of the biggest pit-falls for a musician… *Big…

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Hello to all my favorite band warriors out there! I was sitting around this weekend watching all of the “back to school” posts from my former colleagues in education and I began reminiscing about my time in the classroom. You are probably about to go to all sorts of professional development “institute” days that will…

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