The Importance of Performing

The Importance of Performing

Written by Dr Tim Lautzenheiser Originally published in 2010 with permission from Conn-Selmer Keynotes Magazine Having always been a fan of words-of-wisdom, notable quotes, inspirational road signs, etc., it is interesting to observe how our mind reframes this-or-that...
French Horn Clinic

French Horn Clinic

Written by Philip Farkas Originally published in 2010 with permission from Conn-Selmer Keynotes Magazine It is often said that the string instruments are, because of their tone quality, the easiest to listen to for long periods of time without tiring. This is...
The Clarinet Embouchure

The Clarinet Embouchure

Written by Dr Edwin C. Kruth Originally published in 2010 with permission from Conn-Selmer Keynotes Magazine Over a period of years, I have had many opportunities to study young clarinetists, both beginning and advanced. I have observed a number of common faults,...
Re-evaluating Repertoire

Re-evaluating Repertoire

“Stop using junk music that sounds like every other junk piece. There’s an awful lot of music out there called educational music, but it’s not really educational at all.” ~ The Instrumentalist, 1990 “What we need fewer of are the self-styled experts who think their...
10 Band-related Activities for May Holidays

10 Band-related Activities for May Holidays

With just a few months into the year, 2020 has already distinguished itself as a historic anomaly. The Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) has affected many lives globally, and Singapore initiated the Circuit Breaker in April 2020 to tackle the spread of the disease....
The Instrument Selection Process

The Instrument Selection Process

Every band member will have to go through the process of being sorted into different sections at the very beginning of their ensemble music-making journey. Most students will have an instrument in mind before they even know name of the instrument or the sounds they...