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The perfect set: Intros, stories & other tips for musicians on stage

We’ve all seen that performer in concert who has a great voice and musical chops but runs off at the mouth between songs. Or doesn’t talk to the audience at all. 663 more words

Music Business

Stop trying to control your audience

I remember when I was 10 years old in primary school, I would attend the school assembly every month along with 300 hundred students in the auditorium. 445 more words

Public Speaking

Faking it: stagecraft for graded piano exams and performance diplomas

I am continually surprised at how infrequently stagecraft is taught as a specific skill to developing musicians, from children taking graded music exams to students at music college. 924 more words


Make Your Tools Sing

I’m teaching a Theatre Production class and our first project was to make some sawhorses in order to be able to make other items.

Sawhorses aren’t the most glamorous things to make. 60 more words