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  1. Tone Producing & Embouchure
    For the past seven years, I have only been studying Classical music mainly on Alto. I recently completed my rounds of College auditions, where I auditioned with the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto if that gives you an idea of my playing ability. I decided to do a 180 and study jazz at the College of...
  2. Teaching
    I've asked this question in a few different places and have gotten lots of different responses, so I figured I'd put it here as well! My questions are this: Do you think one needs to be a great player to be a great teacher? Do you think one needs to be a great musician to be a great teacher...
  3. Teaching
    Hey everyone! Here's episode 4 of my series called "How to NOT SUCK at Teaching Music!" In this episode I talk about a big mistake some educators make when teaching improvisation, and that is the fact that CHORDS ≠ SCALES!! Let me know what you think!
  4. Teaching
    Hey everyone! Here is episode 3 of my series "How to NOT SUCK at Teaching Music!" In this episode I talk about the concept of "never stop learning" and how we can keep growing and learning as educators. Let me know what you think!
  5. Jazz and Improvisation
    I'm not sure where / which category this would be best to post in, and, I wasn't able to find a prior thread on this. I hope its not too redundant. I'm looking for recommendations or reviews from people who have done lessons on line. I'd like to know especially why and what made them...
  6. Teaching
    Hey everyone! I'm back with another episode in my series called "How to NOT SUCK at Teaching Music." In this episode I talk about the concept of "one size fits all" and how we as educators can avoid it. Let me know what you think!!
  7. YouTube videos
    Hey everyone! Here's the first episode of my new video series - "How to NOT SUCK at Teaching Music!" I see so many issues in music education and I really want to talk about some of them and hopefully find some solutions. In this first episode I talk about what I think is the biggest problem in...
  8. Teaching
    Hi, I'll be in Canada starting 1st August 2016 for 3 weeks. I am from India and started playing saxophone few months back through skype lessons and YouTube as there is no saxophone teacher here so was hoping to take few lessons while I'm there. I'll be mostly busy with work but planning to...
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  10. Teaching
    I'm wondering what peoples thoughts are when comparing online lessons vs. in-persons. Obviously in-person is the ideal choice, but if you can receive lessons online via videos and Skype lessons, do you think it would create greater access for people to have a chance to learn an instrument?
  11. Classical Saxophone
    Announcing a Graduate Assistantship in Saxophone at Ohio University, available Fall 2014. The Graduate Assistantship in Saxophone includes teaching Saxophone Methods, coaching a saxophone quartet, and/or teaching applied saxophone. See attached flyer for compensation and other details...
  12. Teaching
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  13. Teaching
    I'm a freshman in college and I could really use a little extra money here to help my mom out with expenses. I'm in the Applied Music program at my college, which basically means the college sponsors private lessons for me. I auditioned on flute, which I've only been playing for a year and...
  14. Jazz and Improvisation
    A professor of neuroscience writes in Psychology Today about: What All Teachers Should Learn from Jazz-band Teachers I think he's got some worthy observations here!
  15. Teaching
    Hi all, I recently wrote a blog/article on 'Reflections and observations of a woodwind teacher' and thought some of you might enjoy reading it. It's fairly humorous in places so might give you a giggle!; http://www.keridegg.co.uk/blog/ There's also a four part blog on practicing deeper...
  16. Teaching
    Hey all, I've seen a lot of threads riffing about 'what do I teach?' and can understand the the theory that a teacher should already know what to teach, BUT I'm still a relative newbie, and whilst I've been getting good feedback from pupils, I'd like to keep improving my teaching technique. I...
  17. Teaching
    Hello all, I've recently decided to start pushing for students as the performance side of things just doesn't bring in enough on it's own. Has anybody got any pointers on the best places to advertise? Perhaps there's some good websites out there or there are good techniques to get noticed...
  18. Teaching
    Click Here for the link to tomorrow's webinar at 1pm EST (10am Pacific) If you're on the list, you'll receive a password 10 minutes before the webinar begins. If you're not, click here to sign up and be included. I'll also send you a free 15 minute video with some of my best advice on...
  19. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    Hi I didn't know if anyone would be interested in going to these saxophone workshops taking place in Bath next weekend....a saxophone weekend which is taking place in Bath on 9th and 10th October 2010. It promises to be inspiring, fun and full of saxophones! Please pass the following...
  20. High School and College
    Well, I've searched SOTW and didn't find anything about my question, so I ask; does anyone have any knowledge on what I can/need to study to pass the TExES Music test (177). I have the "Pass The TExES Exam" books and it didn't work at all. On a side note, don't waste your time or money on this...
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