Beginning Lessons

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June 19, 2015

The author of The Key of One, a book (Alfred Publishing) on how to learn music without using traditional notation, and its eponymous column ...

May 27, 2015

To most beginning students, the word “modes” sound intimidating—not unlike the word “theory.” But much like we found our basic theory to be ...

April 8, 2015

In this column, I will discuss what things traditional music lessons get wrong, and how you can correct them, no matter what stage you've re...

August 20, 2014

Looking back over the columns I’ve written for the past two and a half years (wow, tempus fugit), I’ve made some assumptions about note choi...

September 1, 2010

The often-misunderstood accordion is now taking its rightful place in the halls of modern music.

September 1, 2010

Often, our jobs involve playing multiple keyboard parts at once.

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