Cultivating Your Sound

Cultivating Your Sound

Sound Gardening The Sounds of Spring In the last blog, we saw how harnessing the power of imagination and imitation can empower us to become well-rounded musicians who are technically proficient and creatively expressive. But what about the sound? I’m often...
Imitation and Imagination

Imitation and Imagination

The Power of Imitation and Imagination I approach music education with two fundamental elements that are catalysts for unlocking students’ full potential: “Imitation and Imagination.” This approach cultivates a deep understanding and appreciation for...
Carefreeness

Carefreeness

Embracing Carefreeness The idea of not caring might seem counterintuitive in a world that glorifies relentless ambition and tangible results. This world appears laser-focused on outcomes, and we are taught early on that success requires an unwavering dedication to...
You and the Horn and the Music

You and the Horn and the Music

A Love Affair to Remember I was late for school on that day in 5th grade when we picked instruments to play, and the only one left to rent was the coolest thing I’d ever seen. Even without hearing its beautiful tones, I was fascinated. I took that oddly shaped...
Seriously Playful

Seriously Playful

Getting Lost Everyone’s had the experience of getting lost while being completely focused on a task. Before you could walk or talk, you had a focus and desire that worked together flawlessly without any narration from your mind. Watch a baby crawling with a...