"Look what I figured out!" I love hearing that.
One of my goals as a teacher is to remove the mystery behind
the mechanics of music. If I can give someone the tools
to have "ahas" without me, I feel great!
Many of the barriers to learning have to do with some misconceptions
about music theory, that it's all hoodoo voodoo or that
learning about music will somehow stifle the creative process.
Poppycock! The practice of making beautiful music certainly
has its magic, and by understanding the mechanics of music,
you create a huge playground in which to unleash your talent.
I teach jazz, improvisation, and music theory to musicians
and vocalists. And I'll show you how to lead a band. I've
been teaching since I was a student at Berklee College of
Music in Boston 28 years ago. I don't use any particular
system; instead I draw on hundreds of systems, and all of
my professional experience, to help find what works best