Updated: Oct 28, 2019
Like most professional musicians, I have been teaching private music lessons and working in various schools my entire career. My personal mission statement has always been "I feel passionate that it is the responsibility of every artist to pass along their craft to the next generation" and one way that I try to do that, is by providing resources that everyone can reference when engaging in the education of our young musicians.
On my personal website, I have written over 20 articles on how to help our students have the best musical experience that they can before graduating from high school. I know that roughly 2% of all young music students are going to become music majors, but I also know that 100% of kids who study music grow up to be music listeners & consumers & audience members.
Classical music is not "dying" as some like to proclaim. I've been hearing this since I was a young musician, but from my vantage point on the stage and in the classrooms, it appears that Classical Music is alive and well in the 21st Century!
Rather than repost all the articles that I have written, I'm going to just post the link to access them all.
As you scroll down the page, you will see the first page of articles, and when you reach the bottom, a link that says "Older Posts" will appear. Clicking on that will bring you to another archive.
I tackle topics such as renting vs buying instruments, practice habits, instrument repair, playing techniques (for woodwinds), concert etiquette, preparing for college, and a whole host of other topics. If you want to see something covered that isn't already there, please leave your suggestions in the comments below THIS post.