Your Equipment: Keeping Things In Perspective

Musicians and their gear. The topic itself brings up endless stories (not to mention debates), no matter what instrument you play. As a saxophonist, I’m not immune to sometimes misunderstanding the role of my equipment with respect to my musical ability. (Many of us saxophonists love going on endlessly about instruments, neck pipes, mouthpieces, ligatures, […]

The Positive Power Of Saying “No”

The word “no” often gets a bad rap, especially in the realm of self-improvement. Saying “yes” opens and expands the possibilities goes the conventional wisdom, whereas saying “no” closes or limits them. I’d say that’s mostly true. Except sometimes saying saying “no” opens up unexpectedly wonderful possibilities. As a teacher of the Alexander Technique (and […]