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Musical Refreshment

Music has a way of renewing me not only spiritually and mentally, but often physically as well. Physical exertion is more a part of drumming than in most other instruments. Often after practicing and performing drums, I feel like I’ve … Continue reading

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On the Occasion of Naming the Lower Merion High School Music Lab for Josh Sack

Josh Sack came to me for drum lessons at age 9, a drummer in his heart but not yet in actuality. His mother brought a picture of him as a toddler, a toy drum hanging from around his neck, his … Continue reading

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Why Whole Music Learning? (Pt. 3)

Musical Thoughts In Part 2 of this blog I discussed context vs content. Now I’ll get into some of the differences between my approach and traditional music education. Whole Music Learning vs traditional music education For many years my experiences as a … Continue reading

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Why Whole Music Learning? (Pt. 2)

Musical Thoughts In Part 1, I discussed how for many years I was aware of all sorts of gaps in my understanding of music, but didn’t know how to remedy it. This changed almost overnight after I began to study … Continue reading

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Why Whole Music Learning? (Pt. 1)

Musical Thoughts Whole Music Learning is the name I’ve given to my version of music learning that uses a logical whole-part-whole sequence. Whole-part-whole simply means we learn a song as a whole first, break it down into the parts necessary … Continue reading

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