Rhythm Exercises

Because of online learning, I found some new ways to work on rhythm with students. I find often that young students struggle to...

Take a Step

I'm a person that is consumed with excellence. I love self-help and self-improvement books. I'm a fan of the NFL partly because I enjoy...

What I Think About During My Offseason

Lately, I've been reflecting on what my purpose is as a musician. With the extreme and sudden stop of performances, I've had time to...

Trombone Tone Thoughts

A good trombone sound is created by a mixture of efficient air and a relaxed body.

Goals

A properly set goal combines a goal that combines effective planning with a goal that focuses primarily on personal growth.

Disney is the Worst

*Clickbait* Yeah - I used clickbait. I love Disney but let's talk about motivation and dreaming in their movies. No, Disney is not the...

April Series: Motivational Quotes

I’ve been reading the book “Winning Every Day” written by legendary University of Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz. I read this book...

The Opposite of Remarkable is...

Hello everyone! Thanks for reading. Recently, I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts and had my mind blown so I'll share this...

My Favorite Part of Music

I wanted to share a heartfelt moment I had with my wife recently and how it applies to why I love music so much. Recently, I found a...

Thoughts on COVID-19

Hello everyone! This has been a crazy week for many people around the country. I just wanted to share what is on my mind and what I will...

How Do I Prepare for Auditions?

We all have had the experience where we left an audition thinking, “I wish they could’ve heard me at my best.”

Education & Performing

With my background in both education and performance, I thought it would be interesting to open some discussions on what I have...

Practice

Like the playing tips section, these blog posts will feature detailed descriptions on the art of practice. With a mix of musical...

Life of a Musician

“I wish I learned that in school” is a phrase most of us have spoken. While there are many great lessons to be learned in school,...

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