October 2, 2016

I am still writing blog posts on a monthly basis, but they have moved.  As part of my position with D'Addario Woodwinds, I write posts about education, pedagogy, repertoire, and general topics relating to music for both students and educators alike.  Check out part 1 from my newest series on Performance Anxiety here, and peruse the great information from my colleagues at D'Addario on


June 5, 2016

Practice tips, information on equipment, and more from the D'Addario Reserve Method team (including yours truly :))

September 22, 2014

As a teacher, I constantly push my students to practice more effectively. Goal-oriented, mindful, focused practice is essential to development.  I have my students keep practice logs, with each practice session consisting of a warm-up (stretching, breathing, embouchure exercises, long tones, overtones, etc.), technique (scales, articulation, rhythm exercises, fingering patterns, vibrato, etc.), and repertoire.  Although the benefits of this practice structure are unparalleled, most younger students don't have the attention span to follow it.  The longer I teach  younger students, the more I want to find ways to take the structure out of practicing and make improvements with a freer creative process.

At the end of my D'Addario training a few weeks ago, a wonderful colleague of mine, Josh Redman, described trying out fresh-off-the-machine reeds and mouthpieces as "sandbox time".  For a couple hours, we tried prototypes of new mouthpieces, played and gave feedback to the r...

January 11, 2014

The tuning CD is available for $8.99 via digital download!!

October 13, 2013

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