Are You Trying To Hear Your Sound By Creating Excess Tension?

The other day, as I was working with a new Alexander Technique student, I encountered (again) a fairly common habit that many musicians have that usually leads to trouble. Allow me to share. My student is a singer who came to see me because of problems she’s been having with vocal strain and intonation. As […]

Practicing Improvisation: Two Essential Components To Develop For You To Improve

To improvise fluently, expressively and authentically, you need to develop good ears. You must be able to find the notes  on your instrument that you’re hearing in your head (immediately!) as you play from moment to moment. So it’s no wonder that ear training is a significantly large component in the study of jazz. Learning to […]