Are You Committed? Or Just Interested?

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

By Ernie Mansfield - May 2011 Many people tell me their stories of how they always wanted to play piano. Or, how they used to take lessons when they were a kid. Or, how they were taking lessons, but then something came up, and they had to stop. Or, they [read more...]

Is There A “Routine” To Success?

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

What if there was a routine that you could follow, and you could methodically practice this routine each day, and by doing so, improve your musicals skills to such an extent that you could become an excellent musician just by following this simple routine? Sounds too good to be true? [read more...]

Learning by Rote vs. Mastering Technique

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

My friend has several parrots as pets. Now, the interesting and entertaining thing about parrots is that they can talk, by picking up and echoing the sounds they hear around them. This is quite fascinating and entertaining. But, the birds do not understand what they are saying. Now, there are [read more...]

Tips from Saxophonist Lenny Pickett

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: News|

Lenny Pickett is one of the most famous saxophonists of our time (Tower of Power, Saturday Night Live Band). Lenny grew up in Oakland. In this interview, Conversations With Lenny Pickett, Lenny talks about his history, what he practices, and his four rules for success. I have summarized his [read more...]

Go to Top