Prince's Guitar Playing

Prince was a really solid lead guitar player, but his rhythm guitar playing is what got my attention (the most overlooked and yet essential part of playing the instrument for most music!). In that regard, he totally changed my playing…

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Sicily: Original home of liberal multicultural thinking!

Living in Toronto makes it easy to have a really positive view of multiculturalism, as it really defines this city and the people who live here.  The music scene in particular benefits from the interactions of musicians from different backgrounds…Read more

A great article on how to practice music

One thing I often observe in my teaching at two colleges and privately:  students don't know how to practice (ok, it's part of the bigger problem: they don't make time to practice or maximize the time they have).

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A great article: The Devaluation of Music

Because I teach a music business class at Humber College, and also because I make much more of my income from actually playing the guitar, composing, recording, and touring, I'm always grateful for good articles/blogs on the state of the…Read more

How Much Should I Practice?

I teach a lot of different kinds of students, from college students hoping to pursue a career in music, to amateur adult musicians who have careers but love to play as a hobby, to my own children who take lessons…Read more