Words of Wisdom from Thelonious Monk and Steve Lacy

Follow your appetite. By running away from something, you are running toward...


Give Musical Permission

Bringing out-of-the-box experiences to school music programs is one of the most...


3 Entry Points for Jazz Improvisation

The late, great trumpeter Clark Terry (a featured soloist in both the Basie and...


A Cure for Writer's Block

Writer's block plagues creative artists from all disciplines. If you feel...


How to Empower Fearless Improvisers in the Classroom

Most adults fear public speaking more than death, so we shouldn't be surprised...


Are You an Independent or a Dependent Musician?

If I asked you to perform a solo piece right now, would you jump at the...