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Roger Humphrey: One Teacher's Commitment to Shaping the Future of Classical Guitar

Roger Humphrey is a classical guitar artist and teacher, and a genuinely decent and humorous person I have the pleasure of calling teacher and friend. My son has taken lessons with Roger since he was six years old. 717 more words


The Art of Learning Music

Hello. I am back after a break where I assisted in running a fabulous writing conference and completed two major work projects. During these events in my life, one thing remained consistent: my effort to learn music. 523 more words


Nothing but the best

I’ve often heard that high artistic standards are unattainable, or even unimportant in socially engaged work. Nothing could be further from the truth. Two experiences during my visit to Lisbon last week reminded me why. 693 more words

Community Art

Piano Practise Charts and independence in practise

Regular piano practise usually happens because of parent support, and then, teachers need to teach students to move on and learn to practise independently. This happens very slowly, and takes years with very many students, but… 154 more words


The Power Of Music

In the summer of 2013, I made the decision to leave the band room and become a principal. I had served as a band director and music educator for seven years, all of my adult life and career. 1,747 more words

The Student Teaching Program at UMBC

I realized in my last post that I used a lot of words to describe my student teaching program that have no meaning to anyone outside the education department at my school. 441 more words


5 Things You Should Always Be Doing the Day Before a Gig

This was originally posted on the Sonicbids Blog.

What are some of your pre-show rituals and routines? Feel free to share them below.

While you already know that there’s tons of work to be done… 877 more words