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This course offers strategies for producing a successful amateur play, musical, concert, review or other show. It addresses issues that may arise in school and/or adult productions and how to deal with then as they come up.

From how to put your pit band together to how to apply a little makeup on the drummer's shiny noggin, this course guides you from prep to Dress Rehearsal and can serve as a guide, an answer book or an "I thought so!" confidence builder.

This course is FREE for the moment.

Version 1a was released December 9, 2019


Why is this free?


These courses address some basic things that are too simple to correct, to not correct. For example, in the recorder course students are not asked to learn to play the lowest note on the recorder right away as other books insist. It is a difficult note for anyone to play, especially young people with relatively small hands and fingers, as it requires covering all four holes at the bottom of the instrument. It is also difficult to sound the note until students gain a concept of fast air & slow air. Why set students up for frustration by keeping all the little tunes in the key of C and asking them to play this difficult note?

Likewise, in the beginning band course, students are given the opportunity to get used to holding, cleaning and playing their instrument as well as following the conductor and being part of a group before notation enters the picture. This is just too logical to keep doing it the way we've always done it.

I am giving these courses away because a few extra dollars mean less to me than does believing that some kids are being spared the unnecessary pains of being taught removed from a logical sequence because it is easier for publishers.

I hope you enjoy the courses. I would love to know how the courses worked for your students!


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