Monthly Archives: January 2013

YouTube Videos: Harvey Pittel Presents the Saxophone Teachings of the Master, Joe Allard

As many of you know, I’m a big fan of the amazing pedagogy of legendary single reed teacher, Joe Allard (here’s a recent blog). Today I came upon a series of youtube.com videos by one of Joe Allard’s students, Harvey … Continue reading

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ClarinetMike’s 101 Clarinet Tips: #1 Right Hand Down?

Periodically for the next few weeks, months (years?), etc. I’m going to be offering some tips on clarinet playing that I’ve accumulated over many years of teaching the clarinet. #1 Right Hand Down? It is a well-known band director trick to … Continue reading

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Tip-Off 2013 with Inspiring John Wooden DVD

John Wooden (1910-2010) was a legendary UCLA basketball coach whose principles transcend sports. His ideas on leadership, performance, motivation, and success are powerful and life-changing. A friend of mine called him “an educational visionary.” Coach Wooden’s ideas have had a profound … Continue reading

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