LISTEN ON – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout This week on the podcast, we have another installment of “Freeway Philharmonic”. This episode features Eric Yates, associate professor of trumpet at the University of Alabama. Eric plays with the Alabama Symphony frequently as well, and we have developed a good friendship over the years. Before teaching […]

This week we continue with part three in our series about building a personal practice routine. In the first part, we covered how to assign exercises specific to your goals, and in the second, how to determine proper tempos and repetitions for the exercises you choose. This post will continue with a discussion on three […]

LISTEN ON – iTunes Spotify Google Play Buzzsprout This week on the podcast, we have another installment of “Freeway Philharmonic”. This episode features Kathleen Costello. Although Kathleen is currently the principal clarinetist of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, she is also a member of IonSound Project, a chamber music ensemble that she helped to found, based […]

A good friend of mine recently shared a blog post from Farnham Street titled, “The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals”. I would highly recommend reading it. It gives a myriad of examples of the differences between the two types of people. After that, read more. The whole website is gold. As I was reading, I […]