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The Courage to Create by Rob Anderlik

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. 427 more words


Lessons from other instruments by Andy Volk

We lap Steelers are an insular bunch. We tend to listen to and refer to other lap steel players. Sometimes we forget that the lap steel is a musical instrument! 204 more words


Turning Points: Characteristics of the Young Adolescent Learner

Technology changes SO fast. If we, as teachers, aren’t as fluent as our students on the technology that they’re using, two things will happen: first, they will think that we’re behind the times, and their respect for our competence level will diminish quickly. 466 more words


Stage Presence

So, how does a drummer have stage presence? It’s not about how much you move around the stage. It’s about how you feel the music, and how you transfer that energy to the audience. 40 more words


The Effects of Music on Alzheimer's

It’s been a few weeks since my last post, but I’d like to throw this out there. I know this is already on CNN, and many know about it, but it’s touching. 215 more words


The ingredients of improvising musicianship

So you want to build your massive improvising musicianship, and I hear you ask: what does that consist of? And how do I go about getting it? 281 more words

If chocolate had a sound

Talk to harpists about their impressions upon first hearing a harp and you will find a common theme.

“I found the sound irresistible.”

“I was drawn to it as I never had been to other instruments.” 187 more words