Category Archives: Teaching

Simple Steps to Better Manage Your Studio

As the school year draws near it is the perfect time to talk about private teaching.   As I reflect back on my experiences in working with students (and parents- of course!) here are some things that have definitely helped … Continue reading

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Doug Yeo & Terry Everson on the Topic of Practice

Yesterday I continued to think about practice and recalled a short video that I had seen over a year ago- a clip that apparently stuck in my mind.  Being a person of faith I can certainly resonate with Terry’s comments … Continue reading

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Mind Maps: Practice

This past Spring while studying for my DMA Comprehensive exams I was directed by a friend to the Mind-mapping software program FreeMind which is an excellent diagram tool for visually arranging information.  He had been using the program as a study … Continue reading

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Musicians Duet Better

I’m almost sure that many of you have seen bumper stickers with this phrase before.   One of the joys I have during the summer months is to work with a small group of students in private lessons between the … Continue reading

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Lecture notes: Bass Studio 101

You may click the following link for my lecture notes from the presentation: Bass Studio 101 handout Alternately, you may go to my downloads page to access the Powerpoint slideshow.

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Teaching Suzuki Bass- Virginia Dixon

In San Francisco I had the opportunity to catch up with my former teacher from Wheaton College, Virginia Dixon.   She is a teacher-trainer of the Suzuki Bass Method and all around great teacher of young and older students alike. … Continue reading

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Tips for Students at Solo & Ensemble Festival

1) Arrive early with ample time beforehand so that you won’t be rushed. 2) Allow enough time to tune, warm-up, play through your piece a couple times. 3) When you walk in to play your solo, just take some time … Continue reading

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