Suggested Reading & Listening

There is an overabundance of information thrown at us all daily. As consumers of this media, it is so important that we be cognizant of what we consume and diligent in our pursuit of knowledge. Here are some resources that I highly recommend that will supply you with a great deal of information, insight, positivity, and motivation in your pursuits.





Music Podcasts That I Enjoy


The 10 Minute Jazz Lesson Podcast

A Music Life with Hugh Sung

After Sectionals

APM: Performance Today - Piano Puzzler

The Brass Junkies Podcast

The Breakthrough Music Podcast

Clarineat: The Clarinet Podcast

Crossing the Break

The Entrepreneurial Musician

Everything Band Podcast

Learn Jazz Standards Podcast

The Modern Saxophonist Podcast

The Music Ed Mentor Podcast

The Portfolio Composer

Book Recommendations​

Art & Fear - David Bayles and Ted Orland

Beyond Talent - Angela Myles Beeching

Break Into the Scene - Seth Hanes

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards

Effortless Mastery - Kenny Werner

Lessons from a Street-Wise Professor - Ramon Ricker

Note Grouping - James Morgan Thurmond

Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell

Performance Success - Don Greene

Practicing Successfully - Elizabeth Green

So Good They Can’t Ignore You - Cal Newport

Sound in Motion - David McGill

Talent is Overrated - Geoff Colvin

The Art of Possibility - Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

The Art of Practicing - Madeline Bruser

The Devil’s Horn - Michael Segell

The Inner Game of Music - Barry Green

The Little Book of Talent - Daniel Coyle

The Mastery of Music - Barry Green

The Music Lesson - Victor Wooten

The Musician’s Way - Gerald Klickstein

The Savvy Music Teacher - David Cutler

The Savvy Musician - David Cutler

The Talent Code - Daniel Coyle

The War of Art - Steven Pressfield