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Will I make it in music? Should I stop?
How many times have you asked yourself - or someone else - one or both of those questions, First name / friend?
Guess what. “Will I make it in music?” is a trick question. Because the real question is - what's your definition of “making it”? 
If it's winning a job in a top 10 orchestra, then your chances of making it are small. Not impossible - but small. We knew that already. 
What else defines “making it”? 
A whole heck of a lot of things. Contributing to the world through music whether as a chamber musician, gigging musician, teacher, arts admin rock star, recording engineer, historian, professor, adjunct professor, writer, critic, instrument maker, executive, we mean… the options are endless. 
How about adopting the mindset that you will make it - because you'll make it work
Today we need you to hear this message: 
Get empowered to carve your path. No one else is going to do it for you - although there are lots of people that can help!
Speaking of help! 
Have you signed up for a Summer Workshop!? 
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The "E word" doesn't have to evoke terror and paralysis! We're tackling practice strategies for 10 of our most popular excerpts, common pitfalls, how to study excerpts before you play a note, how to incorporate excerpt practice into the bigger picture and more! You'll leave with more confidence approaching both orchestral and band excerpts and have tools to move on to tackle any excerpt that comes your way!
Feel like your tongue weighs 5,000 lbs and hate it? Just can't quite get your staccato right? You're in luck! We're tackling the mechanisms of articulation (starting with understanding air flow vs. pressure), methods for practicing articulation, articulation etude recommendations, and tools to gain flexibility on the instrument. You'll leave with a more confident approach to improving your articulation + a plan to move forward! 
You'll also get: 
  • Replays of the workshop(s) in case you have to leave early or work one day, etc
  • PDF to take with you with tips, resources and a summary of the workshop
Alright, this is long enough!!! Wishing you a week of MAKING IT! And hope to see you in a workshop so we can tackle some serious clarinet skills! 
Tiffany & Ixi  

ps: Want to chat about anything? Schedule a 15-min 1:1 with Tiffany or Ixi! Totally free. We just really love getting to know all of you!  


When you go up, think down!!!
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Most annoying truth about practice
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