Month: January 2009

Breathing naturally comes naturally

The breathing cycle is a beautiful and complex mechanism, which when used consciously in a natural way, gives us immense control over our phrasing, tone, pitch control and dynamics. Used unnaturally, problems arise such as shortness of breath, excessive nerves,…

CSO is a Great Orchestra

It’s hard to believe how good the CSO sounds, considering the beating we’ve taken the past year. Tonight we had our first concert back in the Ohio Theater since last May, and we sounded incredible. Last week we played Holst’s…

Clarinet Pushups

I have discovered that issues with the right hand position holding up the clarinet can deteriorate over time, causing serious problems if not corrected. My solution is clarinet pushups!