January 31, 2017

All students are told they have to participate in their school band and orchestra concerts as part of their grade. Miss the concert...

December 29, 2016

​Congratulations on purchasing or renting an instrument for your child! You may be asking yourself: now what? It can be overwhelmi...

November 28, 2016

You finally convinced your child to sit down to practice, you have a schedule in place, but now what are they supposed to be practi...

October 29, 2016

When I first started playing the oboe, I had no idea that salespeople didn't always have a firm grasp on the different types of ree...

October 24, 2016

Hey kids! How boring is it to work on tone?

So so soooooooooooo boring....

(I'll add frustrating, horrifying, and did we already ment...

October 2, 2016

"How Much Should My Child Practice?"

Every year I get asked this same question, and my answer remains just as confusing as ever:


August 11, 2016

What you need to know as the school year gets started:


School starts for LAUSD next week! Reserve your lesson time now to...

June 25, 2016

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