Why do we practice? While I am actually practicing, I don’t always enjoy it that much. Like running, I prefer HAVING practiced to practicing. Many days, in my practice, nothingContinue readingWhy Do We Practice?
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 spent a lot of time last week in my first Invincible Oboist class talking about strategies to keep our air low, conversational,Continue readingWhat if it was EASY?
Classical musicians are trained to make it perfect. To make all the notes correct, to make it sound like the CD, to do it the way everyone else has doneContinue readingOn the generosity of Instagram practice accounts
Special moments come at the least expected times. This video, the one I circulate periodically whenever Facebook reminds me of it, was literally just a gig. I didn’t know SullivanContinue readingChoose the YES