Find the Focus, Let Go, and Flow

Find the Focus, Let Go, and Flow

One of the first things I ask music students is what they play or do other than music. Here in Saint Louis, baseball, hockey, and soccer are popular answers. I also meet swimmers, golfers, bowlers, tennis, basketball, football, lacrosse, and pool players, some...
The Quest for a Lesson with Yoda

The Quest for a Lesson with Yoda

Long ago in a galaxy far far away…. I was in a theater in New Orleans, back in 1977, watching the original Star Wars movie. In a wonderful twist of time and space adventures my daughter, Jubilee, was able to experience new Star Wars movies as a kid as well. In 2017...

Simple and Easy: A Complex Idea

The Studio Sign I like to keep things simple and easy in the studio. Sometimes this can be tougher than you might expect. Playing music is challenging and the language can be complex. Still, we are just playing music. With a carefree and childlike attitude, you have...
Brass Players Singing in Italian

Brass Players Singing in Italian

The Morning Moose Gets A Wake-Up Call Ten years ago if you told me that someday I’d play the tuba, I’d have doubted you, but most mornings I start the day warming up with a few jazzy licks on my tuba. Playing the tuba has been great for my horn playing and living...