Patrick Stadler: “I’m Learning a Lot From the Diversity That Each Student Brings”
Today we have Patrick Stadler (Professor of Saxophone at Nuremberg University of Music, Germany), a pedagogue who pays attention to each of his students' singularities to strengthen their progress. You cannot miss this.
Desmond Amos: “You Need to Take Criticism to Be Able to Play Better”
On this occasion, we are interviewing Desmond Amos, a young Indonesian saxophonist whose videos accumulate millions of views on YouTube.
Miguel Ángel Lorente: “I Like to Listen to the Students and Try to Understand Their Concerns”
We get to know Miguel Ángel Lorente (Professor of Saxophone at Musikene, Spain). And it’s worth the effort to get to know him due to his profile as a complete chamber musician, his collaborations with symphony orchestras, and, above all, his whole approach to teaching the saxophone. After reading this, you will want to take a look at his lessons!
Frank Catalano: “If We Can Navigate Through the Music in a More Calm Fashion It Will Let Our Creativity Shine”
Today, we have the jazz musician Frank Catalano, an extraordinary talent. Nobody else can claim to have played with some of the greatest of all time, such as Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Tony Bennett, and Tito Puente, among others, all while in high school! Discover more of his history.
Paul Forsyth: “Performing With an Oboist Presents Different, Sometimes Eye-Opening, Challenges”
In this new interview with Paul Forsyth, he talks about his new recording "Metamorphosis" with the Three Reeds Duo. He also takes us through his career and shares his inspired approach to saxophone pedagogy and his warm-up routine. Are you going to miss this?
Todd Oxford: “The Technique of Playing Must Be Intertwined With Performance Artistry to Share Great Emotion and Love With the Audience”
We have the opportunity to speak with Todd Oxford. His students at Texas State University have such luck to have a teacher that has accumulated so much experience as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Today, he is our luck to have him with us, to get to know his vision of the saxophone.
Woody Witt: “It Is Essential to Get the Students to Assess Their Own Playing as Soon as Possible”
Today we are speaking with Woody Witt (Affiliate Artist in Jazz Studies at the University of Houston, and Professor at Houston Community College, Texas, USA), a teacher who strives to give a great technical base and the greatest possible autonomy to his students, while still being very active playing in concerts and recording albums.
Mindi Abair: “You Can’t Ask for Anything More in a Band Than to Play With Friends and Have These Musicians That Inspire You to Get Better Every Night”
On this occasion, we are speaking with Mindi Abair, a two-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist, about her touring schedule and her last album, which just hit the shelves a few days ago.
Jan Gričar: “There Cannot Be a Good Relationship Between a Student and a Teacher if There Is No Trust Between Them”
We speak with Jan Gričar (Professor of Saxophone at the Ljubljana Conservatory, Slovenia), a young teacher with a clear idea of guiding his students on achieving their objectives.
Jure Pukl: “I Don’t Think in Styles, but in Sound”
On this occasion, we are speaking with the Slavic saxophonist, Jure Pukl. His impressive formation as a classical saxophonist in the beginning and jazz carries great solidity with his interpretations, either on his albums or in the more than 50 projects he participates in.
Jay Mason: “My Students Ask Great Questions Which Spurs Me to Learn More and More”
We speak with Jay Mason (a faculty member at California State University, Long Beach, USA). This experienced teacher and interpreter is very clear that no two students are the same. That is why he designs a specific approach that fits the needs of each of his students.
Griffin Campbell: “A Successful Performance Doesn’t Make Me a Good Person, and an Unsuccessful One Doesn’t Make Me Bad”
We get to meet Griffin Campbell this time around, whose long career has centered around being a performer and an academic within the USA in addition to visiting other countries. Instead of imposing on his students all the knowledge he has accumulated, he prefers to help them reflect to form their criteria.