March 2014

8 Tips on Weeding out Bad Weed in your Team

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If there is one thing I could have done correctly in the beginning. That one thing would be to qualify the new band members and make sure to not let any crazies in. Over 10 years back I was chosen to become music director for my church. To make a long story short, I inherited […] Read More

Major Scale Mystery Unfolds

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Learning scales for me didn't really happen until I entered high school. My music teacher in school did not teach me the importance of scales and patterns to create music . All I did was read sheet music, I had no true understanding of music theory and scales. So, why scales and what's the importance? […] Read More

Get Your Music Reading Basics

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I was seven years old, walking down the halls of the music building at the local community college with my brother and dad. My dad signed up my brother and I to take a kids piano class. I wasn't sure what to expect, I just remember feeling unsure of what was gonna happen. As we […] Read More

9 Skills of Musical Awesomeness

9 Skills of Musical Awesomeness

Let's jump in Doc Brown's DeLorean time machine and go back to the past... In the year 2000, when I started teaching music I didn't have a guideline on what to teach. I didn't have a bachelors degree in education and as of today I still don't have one. Now, 15 plus successful years later […] Read More

Seven Deadly D’s of Purpose

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Purpose is something the every human being on this planet is searching for.  Many times we give up and continue going through our daily lives working our 9 to 5, Monday through Friday and taking weekends off and then we go back through our mundane cycle all over again. Blah! No thanks, not for me. […] Read More