Month: December 2014

The fallacy of teaching effectively through fear

A friend of mine asked a question on Facebook last week if any of us teach through fear. This was something that was relatively common when I was growing up, especially in the drum corps activity I was involved in.

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How being a job coach for others is helping me

In my day job, I work part-time as a job coach for folks with developmental disabilities. I want to talk about how this helps me as a teacher and a human. The best way for me to get my mind

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The benefits of clear, succinct thinking

As some of you might recall, I’m in the process of writing a book. Right now the book is about how I perform and how I teach, and I call that “song drumming”. This book is about teaching folks how

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Using service to remind yourself of the ‘pure intent’ of what you do for a living

I want to talk today about why performance is so important for me as a musician. It’s not as selfish as it may appear from the outside—there’s actually a service aspect of this. Really! From the outside, performing music may

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