Lessons with Jerry Bergonzi

If you haven’t seen these yet, here are 16 video lessons from the great Jerry Bergonzi. Jerry is an amazing player who is well known by sax players around the world. Even though I studied with him for a few years off and on, we never really talked about sax stuff, our lessons were all on Read More…

Kenny Werner Masterclass

This is a great masterclass by Kenny Werner. I’ve been a fan of Mr. Werner’s since I read his book “Effortless Mastery” a number of years ago. I love his mindset of letting go of the fear and distraction that can attack us when we perform. So often when I was younger, I would be Read More…

Practicing With Focus

One of my biggest weaknesses when I was a kid was practicing without a specific focus. I wanted to do it all, play everything, be the best. I wanted results now. I would spend endless hours in the practice room practicing everything. My problem was I wasn’t focused. I didn’t set goals. Instead of getting Read More…

A Fresh Approach to Practicing by Greg Fishman

I recently bought two of Greg Fishman’s books and am waiting for them to arrive as I write this. Greg sent me this article and I thought it was a great one so I’m posting it here. I’ll let you know what I think of Greg’s books after I get them and play through them. Read More…

Free Jazz Handbook!

Jamey Aebersold has a free jazz handbook available at the link below for download. This has been around for years. I remember seeing it when I was a teenager. It has a whole lot of info in it and is a great resource for and beginning jazz student. Every student who is serious about jazz Read More…

The Most Important Thing!

The most important thing needed to becoming a great musician is a passion that fuels an intense work ethic. To me this is more important than natural talent by far. I always tell people that I’m not talented at music. They just look at me in dis-belief. Honestly, I feel like I have many talents Read More…

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