Recital Programming

Most universities require that their music majors perform a half recital (20-30…


Scales are Neighborhoods

This is my mantra with my private and university students.  (Actually, one of…


Ornamentation

One of the things I find myself discussing often with students is how to make a…


Practice Routine Pie Chart

As we get older and (hopefully!) develop musically it seems that the demands on…


Warm-Up Routine Pt. 4

Part IV Musicality This subject is too often overlooked or brushed-over by…


Warm-Up Routine Pt. 3

Part III Technique Part three of my routine comprises quite a large area of…


Warm-Up Routine Part 2

The article that follows was something that was published in an International…


Scale Study from an Educators Perspective

Why Do I Need to Practice Scales? The Value of Tonal Literacy This article…


Warm-Up Routine Part 1

The article that follows was something that was published in an International…


Mark time while counting

Here’s a little tip that many of us already know but can really be helpful…