One of my favorite presentations at JEN! Comprehensive, coherent, engaging, entertaining, informative, and organized.
We know how to build technique, learn repertoire, and transcribe solos, but how do we practice the creative part? It turns out creativity isn’t a magical gift; it’s a practice. This hands-on workshop helps musicians unlock their innate creativity through group and solo improvisation. We dive into seven creative practices from my forthcoming book, Creativity Triggers for Musicians.
The Game Symphony Workshop is a creative music experience that gives musicians the tools, confidence, and community to create original music.
This multi-day workshop:
Musicians experience musical adaptations of theater games, Soundpainting, text setting, creative chamber music, film scoring and much more.
Dates for the Summer 2017 Adult Workshop at Seattle Pacific University coming soon!
Empower fearless improvisers in your jazz ensemble. Help your students build a foundation rooted in rhythm, ear training, and thematic development. This engaging approach has built a foundation for nationally recognized soloists and thriving jazz combo programs.
Have you ever been so absorbed in an activity that hours passed like minutes? Maybe you were playing a game, learning a skill, playing music, or deep in conversation. This joyous experience of deep concentration is known as a “flow state” or being “in the zone.”
Flow is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.
Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience reveal secrets about how to trigger flow states, which help us achieve a more effective and fulfilling practice.
See my article, Forget 10,000 Hours of Delayed Gratification—Practice Flow.