April 13, 2018

Many thanks to D'Addario for publishing my article.  Click here to read it.  

April 13, 2018

Many thanks to the D'Addario Education Collective for publishing my article.  You can read it here.  

April 4, 2017

Recruitment of beginning musicians is such an important process, but it can be overwhelming when you don't know where to begin. Staying organized is key to success.  If you are a "Type A" personality--  a person that is driven by a sense of order and attention to detail-- then you probably already know what I mean.  If not, well, it can't hurt to be a little more organized when it comes to recruitment.  After all, the future enrollment of your music program depends on doing this one thing really well. 


February 12, 2017

In the book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, young Harry, upon learning he is a wizard, is taken to Ollivander's Shop to purchase his magic wand.  After trying several without luck, one wand suddenly responds to his touch.  "Curious indeed how these things happen," Mr. Ollivander tells Harry. "The wand chooses the wizard, remember...I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter."

I believe the same to be true when it comes to choosing an instrument.  When a child is paired with the instrument that responds best to he...

January 21, 2017

Many thanks to SmartMusic for publishing my latest article.  You can find it here!

March 13, 2016

It's spring, and while most people are anticipating warmer weather, if you're a band or orchestra director, your thoughts might be more focused on growing your program, rather than on the growing flowers.

That's right.  Spring is the season for recruitment for many of us.  What can you do to get more students involved?  Read on!

1.  Captivate students with kid-friendly activities.

Today's student has a wide range of choices in activities.  A message tailored specifically for your young audience is key.  If you are able to present...

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