Experiment with expression by exploring a range of approaches to bring new ideas to the surface with your students.
Jazz pianist and educator Reggie Thomas shares a creative way to breakdown reading a piece of music. He takes a short passage and focuses on the sounds and articulation of the rhythm then puts it into context to guide the piece.
Class Type: Vocal or Instrumental
Focus: Professional Development
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