My Long Tone Meditation today is on Gratitude. Feel free to join me in playing a note after each statement. If you don’t have any long tones to play – ifContinue readingGratitude
Harder doesn’t mean better. It is not the case that 12-year-olds need a certain EASY kind of reed, that high-schoolers should step up to MEDIUM, that adults all play onContinue readingHarder Isn’t Better
What if the oboe was easy? I speak about this constantly. We spend a lot of time in The Invincible Oboist class talking about strategies to keep our air low, conversational, easy, so we don’tContinue readingWhat if it was EASY?
It’s never wrong to go back to basics. I was working with a college freshman and she was struggling with two-bar phrases. She kept getting stuck halfway through. I talkedContinue readingThe AIR is the Sound
After my concerto performance last June, I was chatting with a lovely woman from the audience. “It’s not like you’re blowing through the oboe,” she said. People are always interestedContinue readingThe Magic of Words