Are you searching for new inspiration and other levels of expressive musical experience?
Do you want to open up new approaches to instrumental practice and improvisation?
Where is today's sound exploration leading?
About my teaching
Connect and consult with me on your practice, your calling, and where it's headed. In many ways, this is the most exciting, grounding and creative thing—what we're discovering, what's influencing us, affirming us forward. It is the essential process of uncovering and expanding one's true nature as a musician, artist, and multi-level creator. Therefore, in my teaching work, I take much time to discuss and focus on exploring the day-to-day expansive practice itself, of course also sharing many of the latest inspirations and methods I am using to assist me. For example, there are seven major components in the practice I teach: intention, physiology, deconstruction, multi-instrumental practice, documentation, listening, and other artistic mediums. Here are short summaries of each component.
- Intention—setting the tone and aligning the energy and spirit.
- Physiology—working with movement, breath, projection, endurance, and space.
- Deconstruction—technical, instrumental, gestural, compositional.
- Multi-instrumental practice—to embody new and freshly integrating perspectives of sound and touch across body and mind.
- Documentation—tools for recording, perspective, reflection, material and footage in experimentation.
- Listening—exploring vast archives of world music, nature sound and field recording, classical and contemporary music and composition, as well as jazz and its relative history.
- Other artistic and psycho-physical mediums to incorporate as sources of musical/expressive inspiration, exercise, meditation practice, focus/work ethic and research.
As we will discuss, reflect and explore such approaches, the main objective is to discover where your inspiration is naturally gravitating and evolving, and how it advances your instrumental and artistic expression. What are you encountering today that lights you up, changes you? How is this evolving your language?
Musical practice is a life of energetic research, exploration, self-influential immersion, and experimentation, where we continually rediscover ourselves as improvisers, collaborators, and artists. Anything can essentially become or affect our music when we are touched by it deeply enough, and we are free to source whatever it is that speaks to us. Improviser = Composer. We are each a "world record," a unique language, piercing through history with our love. We follow what we love, called to evolve and connect upon this great opportunity of communicative existence, and to take part in something greater than ourselves.