Creating Professional Musical Webpages

This post is continuing a topic that I’ve written on earlier Developing an Online Musical Identity. In this previous post, I discuss why we should all have an online identity:In today’s world, the internet generally, and social media specifically, is our platform for defining who we are. As professional or semi-profession musicians and music teachers,… Continue reading Creating Professional Musical Webpages

Writing from a Distance: Researching in the 21st Century

Barbara Fast and I have just finished editing the final galley proofs of our book iPractice: Technology in the 21st Century Music Practice Room. The book is due for release in November, 2018 - pre-order from Amazon. Not only is this book about using 21st century technology in the music practice room - it could only… Continue reading Writing from a Distance: Researching in the 21st Century

Social Media: Connecting Musicians

I’m watching a YouTube video of Eric Whitacre speaking to the Oxford Union about his virtual choirs (amongst other things.) His talk highlighted the use of technology to bring musicians closer together, an idea that we base an entire chapter on in our book iPractice: Technology in the 21st Century Music Practice Room.Virtual choir is, to… Continue reading Social Media: Connecting Musicians

Developing a Social Media Identity for Classical Musicians

In our book, iPractice: Technology in the 21st Century Music Practice Room, Chapter 5 is devoted to discussing the benefits of utilizing social media to increase motivation and decrease students’ practice isolation (see more about the book). We explore ways of harnessing social media (e.g., Instagram, Facebook) to help students become better musicians through virtual interactions with… Continue reading Developing a Social Media Identity for Classical Musicians