What's on my mind...
One of my favorite things to do is frolic on the interwebs. I love the community that I have been able to create here, and the true friendships that have been cultivated across time and location. The BEST! It has been noticed, however, that sometimes we have a hard...read more
Lots of lessons this week with new-to-Jazz singers. YAY! I get great joy de-mystefiing much of what those outside of the jazz world see as shiny untouchable jewels. Lots of lessons this week with new-to-Jazz singers. BOO! Here in front of me stands the reason...read more
This is a long one folks. My colleagues and I love to play a game where one of us asks a question and the rest of us jump up and down and tells our version of the truth. I don't think any of us are wrong, but many of us do believe we are the only ones right. It's our...read more
Mic. Because it's short for MICROPHONE. There are several gazillion types of microphones in the live music world; all essential to bringing sound to audiences in a way that can honor the talents of the musicians. It's sad to say that most performers don't actually...read more
In short, BOTH. Coaches and Teachers are an integral part of developing ones skill set, achieving performance breakthrough, and understanding style and genre. A teacher builds your toolkit. A coach picks the right tools for the job. You can't hammer in a nail...read more