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February 20, 2019

Here is a quote from David Crosby about why having a good instrument makes such a difference.

"You pick it up and it brings magic.  It makes you want to play"

 

February 20, 2019

I just learned that Vandoren has come out with a new chamber size for their V16 Jazz Mouthpieces.  

From the Vandoren website:

"• S+ : The new S+ chamber is the next step in the evolution of the V16 alto mouthpiece. It offers a richer depth of sound while keeping the...

February 12, 2019

I highly recommend the Yamaha 221 Flute.  Mine is a made in Japan model and I have been impressed with the quality of my flute for years! It is extremely reliable and sounds beautiful.  For my needs, having a C foot flute has been perfect.  I have never found the need...

January 19, 2019

Another one of my favorite harmonica players is Mickey Raphael.  He is the harmonica player in Willie Nelson's Band and has had a long career performing and recording with many amazing artists such as Townes Van Zandt, Ray Charles, Elton John and so many more....

January 12, 2019

Faber Gold Star 2B is one of my favorite piano songbooks.  The tunes are great and easy to play.  Kids love these catchy and quirky compositions!

Big Wave Music School - Learn to Play Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, and more Redondo Beach CA

November 27, 2018

I recently got a new neck strap that I am thrilled about!  The Yamaha Air Cell neck strap is a simple device that works great!  I have always fluctuated between modern shoulder harness straps and conventional neck straps, but I found that the shoulder harness straps cr...

November 27, 2018

I have recently been listening to a lot of music by guitarist Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead, and was unaware that he is missing the majority of his middle finger on his right hand!  It is amazing that he could overcome this challenge and make amazing music throug...

November 27, 2018

Here is a website with holiday events in Redondo Beach.  There will be some great live music I'm sure!

https://www.southbayevents.com/holiday-season-south-bay/

October 24, 2018

It is always a thrill when modern rock bands incorporate saxophones and jazz influences into their music. I got the opportunity to perform at The Hi Hat with upcoming LA based rock band Laureline.  @laurelineband

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