String Envy

When I started college my closest friends were a cellist and a violinist. Come to think of it, they were my only friends…but whatever, they were GOOD friends. The type of friends that you walk 120 blocks with because you’re … Continued


What does “being successful” mean to you as a musician? You might answer many things, but I’m going to guess it might sound something like “being respected in my field”, “being sought after”, or “being the best at my instrument”. … Continued

Go Slow, Stupid

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Go slow. Take it one step at a time. Speed will come quicker than you think.   I said these things so often in my music theory classes this past semester that it almost became a mantra. My students probably … Continued