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- Teaching Mallet Percussion in Band Class: A Carefully Planned Program + Appropriate Testing = SuccessSeptember 25, 2019 - 5:28 pm
- Playing and Teaching the Buzz RollOctober 25, 2018 - 12:11 am
- Teaching Percussion Technique: 8 Essential Points for Students and Teachers to RememberOctober 4, 2018 - 7:41 pm
- Beyond the Method Book: How to Engage and Challenge Percussionists in Band ClassSeptember 18, 2018 - 10:10 pm
Not many people know that I play the French horn. I hadn’t played since I was child. But after I was shot, I started speech therapy, physical therapy, and music therapy. Relearning an instrument has been a huge part of my recovery, and I’m getting stronger every day.
Happy Birthday Lennie!! Here's Bernstein conducting West Side Story Symphonic Dances in 1976 with the New York Philharmonic. FYI - that's my teacher, the legendary Elden C. "Buster" Bailey, playing toms . . .
NYC kids need the arts desperately: Wynton Marsalis says the city must not cut music, dance and visual art education https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-nyc-needs-the-arts-20200630-whejjyakureqbetsadxhwjkt4a-story.html
Fascinating Ivan Fischer conducting masterclasses with Concertgebouw being livestreamed now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfljiK9-Ank
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra's Rob Knopper on playing the snare drum musically . . . https://www.robknopper.com/blog/2015/4/19/7-ways-to-show-musicality-on-snare-drum