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Jazz education rhetoric and reality

by Saul Richardson, 2018. There is a popular misconception that playing jazz is exclusively about uniquely talented individuals expressing an unusual inner creativity that only a select few a born with. Popular “wisdom” also says that jazz is mysterious and cannot be taught. As Paul Berliner pointed out in his landmark study of improvisation Thinking […]

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First trumpet lesson for a beginner at JWA

Beginning teaching music lessons

The first lessons: what to do with a new student – advice for starting to teach So you’ve got a new student. Great! Now what do you do? Where do you begin? In this article I give advice for music teachers on those crucial first lessons with a new student. Giving every student the best […]

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