Surprising Secrets From A Grammy Award-Winning Arranger

Surprising secrets emerge in conversation with jazz legend Gil Goldstein on music education, color and music, polyrhythms and more. A few years ago, I met a man walking his two little dogs.  We got to talking and he told me his name was Gil.  He was a musician.  Hey, me too!    Over time, I…

Why Memorizing Music Is So Important

With all of my students, I stress the importance of memorizing their pieces, especially for performance at a recital. Here’s some of the reasons why. Repetition is the Mother of Skill How many times did Tiger Woods hit a golf ball before ever entering a competition? Apparently he was already golfing at age 2 when…