Creative Ideas For Teaching Privately This Fall
Short List of Favorite Works for Clarinet by Women Composers
What follows are clarinet works by women composers that I enjoy. Where possible I have added dates and country of origin. This list is not meant to be exhaustive in any way. But it is, hopefully, a starting point in your exploration of clarinet music written by women. Please! Right now I do not have… Continue reading Short List of Favorite Works for Clarinet by Women Composers
Should Teachers Play Along with Students In Lessons?
Over many years of teaching, I’ve carefully considered how much to play clarinet along with students. Looking back at my own teachers, there were no fast rules. My high school teacher Jim Barkow played quite often with me, but at Eastman D. Stanley Hasty played rarely. Joe Allard never brought out his horn, but Mitchell… Continue reading Should Teachers Play Along with Students In Lessons?
Pete’s Incredible Sound
Sit back and listen to the liquid sounds of Pete Fountain. http://youtu.be/3BP-NGFooJU
Importance of Studying Other Genres
My piano professor at Eastman, Maria Louisa Faini, taught me to study the music of a composer's 'best' genre in order to understand that composer's piano works. For instance, she encouraged me to study Beethoven's symphonies...his voicing of chorales and use of dynamics, for example....in order to have a deeper understanding of how to approach… Continue reading Importance of Studying Other Genres