Category: Teaching and Learning Music

Sight wins over sound in the judgment of music performance

Sight over sound in the judgment of music performance. This blows my mind. This research says that sight is MORE important than sound in how people judge musical performance. People picked winners by seeing ONLY how they looked when playing.…

Breathing Well by Phillip Pawley, Alexander Teacher

phillip pawley the back magician

I subscribe to the free version of Mr. Pawley’s regular email pamphlet. I highly recommend you consider doing the same. He has a way of rendering esoteric or tricky aspects of healthy body awareness into crystal clear instructions and descriptions.…

How to learn Suspended or Floating Breath Support

Image Credit- Emily Hodges I’d like to elaborate briefly on a subject vital to playing a wind instrument (or singing): Breath Support. First, a two sentence refresher of the basic ideas of Flow Breathing, from which Suspension Breath Support evolves:…