Acknowledging the difference we make through musical and emotional awareness

Acknowledging the difference we make through musical and emotional awareness

After I conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra in rehearsal, I had to acknowledge that my confidence completely dissipated. It’s been an arduous climb ever since, but it seems like there is now more of the mountain below me than above. Following that humiliating experience, one of the questions I constantly asked myself is “what difference […]

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Technical precision or delivery of “goosebump moments”…choosing your focus

Technical perfection or delivery of "goosebump moments" ...choosing your focus

You can be a better musician by choosing to focus less on technical and functional precision, and more on what’s behind the music… the event, circumstance, environment, and combination of organized sounds, that create an as yet unexplained “goosebump moment.” Both are needed. But what’s your focus? It’s easier to make good music as a […]

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More cowbell!

I’d forgotten you could groove on a triangle, too. Check out this video of possibly my first network TV appearance at 17 years old. Unloading trucks (nothing’s changed), very serious about performing (somewhat changed), and tapping my foot (totally changed!!!) Thanks to Tommy Pearson for sharing on Facebook (BTW, my page was cancelled. Apparently my […]

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“Treasure Chest” Find!

Click here to start One unexpected outcome resulting from our self-isolation these past months, is that while looking through some boxes at home, I found a “treasure chest” Honestly! Let’s open it together and see what’s inside… And I’ll tell you what: Watch all the way through and you can have some of the treasure […]

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