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  1. Teaching
    Hey everyone! Back with another video in my "How to NOT SUCK at Teaching Music" series. This one deals with LYING to students. I've talked to a lot of people about this and felt I had to say something on video about it. Take a look and let me know your thoughts on the matter!
  2. Tips and Techniques
    ***How To Become A Ninja Sightreader*** Hey guys - check out this interview with top UK session player Nigel Hitchcock about sightreading. Let me know what you think. https://youtu.be/Hvj2fD9a-b8
  3. High School and College
    Howdy all, My son is finishing his first year in college where he is currently a double major of Jazz Performance (saxophone of course, this is a sax forum) and Music Education. The program that he is in takes a fifth year to complete the requirements for a Teaching Certificate. However, he now...
  4. High School and College
    I moved to Buckhannon, West Virginia in 2007. Little did I know until last year that our small, private liberal arts college West Virginia Wesleyan has a KILLER jazz program! I've been blown away by the level of musicianship of the kids coming out of this program. Dr. James Moore is the jazz...
  5. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    For the last two years, I've volunteered as a band director for an El-Sistema inspired music program in Vienna, VA. We need your financial support to continue this program. More info can be found at the link, but it's a music program for elementary students. Everyone is in the choir, and they...
  6. Jazz and Improvisation
    from: http://craigbuhler.com/2015/01/25/how-i-learned-to-play-by-ear/ Here’s a 1963 picture of “The Downbeats” with our matching red blazers. I’m the towhead on the right with the clarinet. Our pianist had an unnerving habit of calling off complex Broadway arrangements he had worked up...
  7. High School and College
    Hello! If anyone has any tips for a high school student who plans to major in music education, feel free to share! It's definitely my biggest dream, and I want to do everything I can to ensure I'm successful. For example: how much do you recommend I practice, taking lessons, applying to schools...
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