The Pathways to Lifelong Music Making: Classical vs. Popular Styles

Ask a former concert band learner if they still play their instrument after high school. Chances are 80–90% of them will tell you that they don't play anymore. Of that 10–20% that do, half of them are likely studying music in university and the other half have found a community group to play with. Ask … Continue reading The Pathways to Lifelong Music Making: Classical vs. Popular Styles

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5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Rock Band at Your School (Part 1)

Teaching rock bands in schools is a passion of mine. The kids really gravitate to it and can really impress me. They blow me away at every concert. The following is an excerpt from my soon-to-be published book called "Rock Coach" where I take you through how to set up and successfully teach a rock … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Rock Band at Your School (Part 1)

Inspiring Kids and Workshopping a Rock Band

The PEI Jazz and Blues Festival School Tour, headed by Andrew Waite and The Firm, was a huge success at Montague Consolidated School.  We have never hosted the tour before and I am incredibly happy that we did. The band members were great with the audience and included the kids as much as possible. They … Continue reading Inspiring Kids and Workshopping a Rock Band