How Much Should My Kid Practice?

Parents of my private students frequently ask, "how often should my kid practice...


30 Day Facebook Video Project

I'm posting a short video on Facebook every to discuss topics related to...


What Makes an Ideal Learning Environment?

We all know the feeling of staring at the clock waiting for class to end. ...


Presentation for Berklee Professors (Video)

Last month, I had the privilege of presenting for the Harmony and Jazz...


Meditation for Musicians

Deep Listening is a form of meditation. Attention is directed to the...


How I Trick My Kid Into Practicing

I've been writing about principles of intrinsic motivation for a couple years,...


Igniting Internal Drive

Any action can be practiced as an art, as a craft, or as drudgery - Stephen...


Practice Is More Than Drudgery in Isolation

Western music education often perpetuates a narrow and unbalanced view of...


Thematic Improvisation Playlist

Thematic improvisation is the process of embellishing, developing, changing,...


Flow Presentation at CWU

I recently put together a presentation about the inner experience of a musical...