Gems from a Rodney Whitaker Bass Clinic

One Monday last September (thanks to the Mesa Center for the Arts and The Nash) […]

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I’m a Musician and I’m Female – Part 1

Note: When I started this post I had intended to keep it short. But the […]

Daily Practice Tips – Weekly Recap

Welcome to the Weekly Recap of my Daily Practice Tips. These tips are posted daily […]

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Jazz Improvisation and Practice Games

Over the years, I have been given many great ways to practice. Here are a […]

Daily Practice Tips – Weekly Recap

Welcome to the Weekly Recap of my Daily Practice Tips. These tips are posted daily […]

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A Story from the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference

Earlier this month I attended the 2014 JEN (Jazz Education Network) Conference in Dallas, TX. […]

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Setting limits when improvising

During the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference last week in Dallas, I attended a composition […]

Daily Practice Tips – Weekly Recap

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to the Weekly Recap of my Daily Practice Tips. These tips […]

Daily Practice Tips – Weekly Recap

Welcome to the Weekly Recap of my Daily Practice Tips. These tips are posted daily […]

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Daily Practice Tips – Weekly Recap

Welcome to the Weekly Recap of my Daily Practice Tips. These tips are posted daily […]

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Daily Practice Tips – Weekly Recap

Welcome to the Weekly Recap of my Daily Practice Tips. These tips are posted daily […]

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Daily Practice Tips – Weekly Recap

Welcome to the Weekly Recap of my Daily Practice Tips. These tips are posted daily […]

How To Keep a Lick Book

This blog post is dedicated to two incredible musicians who each helped me get to […]

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Jazz Pattern – Larry Teal Daily Studies #1 Expanded

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to practice. There’s lots of technique books and patterns […]

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How I Learn Tunes

I grew up a classical player. Although I played paying jazz gigs beginning in 8th […]

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