I hope you are all staying well. These are new and uncharted territories we are all exploring. It feels a little like Star Trek. May we all boldly go where no one has ever gone before.
I continue to be impressed with the creativity of the music teachers trying to navigate online learning. I also follow other community bands and find a little comfort in the fact that they are all in the same boat as we are. As we move forward I will continue to share ideas and plans with you. If I find some interesting lesson plans that I think you might like I will share them along. Please feel free to reach out to me if there is something I can do to help you practice and continue to grow as a musician.
Below is a quote I took from the director of the Southern Winds Concert Band. It is a nice musical recipe for all of us.
BALANCE & BLEND – balance your physical needs with your spiritual needs, at this time everyone’s goals need blend together for the common good.
INTONATION – listen and adjust, be in tune with what is happening
PRECISION – watch and adjust, do things (like go to the store) at the correct time, be very precise with your personal hygiene.
PHRASING – realize that life is a series of ups and downs – breathe.