Sheri O’Neal is a professional photographer, teacher, and creative force. In this interview for her blog The Creative Push, we discuss staying vital for the long term, and how all the work we do is part of the output of the whole artist.
Interview with Indie Music Discovery
Thanks to Joshua Smotherman at IndieMusicDiscovery.com for this feature interview.
Repost: Three things I learned from my most gifted students
(Note: the following first appeared on Alfred Music‘s MakeMusic blog. Written for teachers, but I think the insights apply to anyone). Every teacher knows how much we learn from our students. The act of teaching itself makes you view the music differently as you learn to communicate it more directly. Different students’ experiences teach us […]
Your old model for music lessons doesn’t work.
If you’re taking music lessons as an adult, you might have memories of the experience as a child. Even if you didn’t take lessons yourself, you’ve got a mental picture of what that looks like. The student and teacher in a small room with a music stand, the little blue method book, and the gold […]
How can I make practicing scales more interesting?
If you’ve ever taken a guitar lesson, you’ve probably heard about the importance of practicing scales. You might have some questions about, what, exactly, one gets out of the exercise. Lots of people will use the word “tedious” and it’s not an unfair judgment. But practicing scales doesn’t have to be mind-numbing. (In fact, your […]
Guitar learning and the internet
The average person trying to learn guitar on the internet is being swamped with information. Too much information, frankly, because there are also lots of opinions on what has value to you and what doesn’t. Put those two things together and it’s hard to know what to practice, or whether you’re putting your energy in […]