It brings me joy when I see maturity begin to catch up with potential.
Potential, or raw talent as we often call it only gets us so far. The mastering of that ability takes time, effort, focused attention, dedication, commitment, and sometimes just plain rudimentary practice.
When I was in the fourth grade I went to play for the National Piano Guild auditions. We performed before a judge at our local university and received a critique afterward. I had a…Continue
I just finished two days of work with a band in Baltimore. They are great musicians and have always been told this. Typically musicians of this caliber would say, “We’re good enough, we don’t need any of that Tom Jackson stuff!”
To their credit, someone in the band knew their show was still lacking, and saw the value in getting some help, after hearing Tom speak. They ordered our videos, watched them together, then got on the phone and asked me to come up and do some one-on-one…Continue
Added by Amy Wolter on May 9, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I recently had a real-world refresher about how to get a voice that feels fried in shape for a long band rehearsal....because this time the voice was mine!
The year so far in Nashville is full of pollen and other allergens, even more than usual this year. My schedule has been slamming with vocal lessons, studio production, etc. The day of rehearsal, I gave several vocal lessons starting 9am, drove to the studio and did a few hours of vocal production, drove back, gave more vocal…Continue
Added by Judy Rodman on May 8, 2012 at 4:31pm — No Comments