Music + Making
" . . . Future musicians need to be prepared for the future of music; and this future is global and technological. "
The concept behind Music + Making is simple: nurture students' potential for maximal musical self-expression in a rapidly changing, computerized and globalized world. This method employs "project-based learning" and "multi-spherical thinking"-- concepts from advanced teaching pedagogy. By borrowing the creative, do-it-yourself notion of "making," I fully believe that students' creativity is shaped vitally for the future.
Future musicians need to be prepared for the future of music; and this future is global and technological. Future musicians need not only to be technically fluent, but they need to be "linguistically" fluent in the world's various styles. Particularly, advancing jazz students will begin to stretch the tradition into a viable language for the future.
This is Music + Making. Let’s be makers of music!
course content: how to listen to music / how to sing a song / how to sight-read music / connecting tone to breath / developing free technique / posture and mindset / musical focus / effortless mastery
concepts for advanced Music + Making
course content: how to use social media to evolve and connect the art / practical tips for performing with other people / approaches to genre and style / situational awareness / whole-brain thinking / project-based learning / preparation for a college music program / starting a group / showcasing one’s work / becoming multi-instrumental / music as language / performance mindset / performance physical-set / multicultural mindset / art and social reform / developing a unique voice