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Adding Value to the Concert Band Warm Up

Pedagogy

I stepped into a high school concert band rehearsal this week to find some typical scenarios associated with the percussion section within a concert band warm up. During the warm up, the keyboard players rolled long tones and played scales, bass…

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NEW! Article for PAS

Pedagogy

My article titled “#MUSICIANSTOO: DEVELOPING THE MUSICAL PERCUSSIONIST THROUGH AN INCLUSIVE WARM-UP ROUTINE (PART 1)” has been published in the Fall 2015 volume of the Percussive Arts Society Educators’ Companion. Click HERE to check it out!

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The Importance of Family

Philosophy

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about motivation. How to motivate those that don’t want to be motivated. How to kindle the fire within those students that already have some level of motivation. To get some ideas, I contacted some…

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Send Read Receipts: ON

Pedagogy, Personal, Philosophy

Don’t underestimate the power of the SEND READ RECEIPTS option on your smart phone.     When someone sends you a text, there’s a tiny line of text under their last message.     “READ 5/9/15.” This pops up when the…

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Articulation Consideration

Pedagogy, Philosophy

ARTICULATION: WW/Brass Considerations:  Wind players must develop finger, tongue, and air independence. This is accomplished through routine practice of tenuto, staccato, legato, and marcato articulations. The type of tongue action required for a legato note is drastically different than the…

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