Author Archives: Eric

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Sad Instruments

13731564_522714821255810_4737161298404674085_nI’m not one to post my sad stories on Facebook but this is a tragedy that can no longer be ignored. These instruments have been used by children for the last 15 years and are no longer in service. Their pads worn , their cases battered, their valves frozen, and their brass no longer shines. We all know the value of music in our children’s lives but with cutbacks, and a tough economy, many children will never know the joy of instrumental music. Help me this Friday, July 22 as I introduce Horns in hand, A new non-profit organization devoted to putting instruments in children’s hands. Lets bring life back to these sad, homeless instruments. Join us for a night of music, children, games, food and fun. Be a Hero and sponsor one of these sick instruments so that children may use them for years to come!13699963_522714907922468_5787524101968692498_n

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Thank You!!!

Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for the support, generosity, and kindness Horns in Hand received at Friday nights concert. This morning I have the honor of loading these 25 instruments into my car and driving them to Baums Music repair shop. 25 Horns will soon be placed into the hands of children to be used at little or no cost! This is Huge! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to the countless heroes of the knight!

News Archives

  • Instructional Expertise and Micropolitics: The Social Networks of Instrumental Music Teachers May 28, 2020
    Journal of Research in Music Education, Ahead of Print. The purpose of this study was to understand the social networks of three instrumental music teachers in a midwestern school district. Research questions were (1) How do instrumental music teachers describe their formal/instructional networks? and (2) How do instrumental music teachers’ social networks differ by career […]
  • A Neurophenomenological Investigation of Mindfulness Among Collegiate Musicians May 27, 2020
    Journal of Research in Music Education, Ahead of Print. We investigated the efficacy of a phenomenological matrix of mindfulness as a framework for examining expectations, formal meditation experiences, and appraisals of first-year college music students (N = 18) who participated in a 5-day mindfulness module offered through an introductory course in music education. Participants expressed […]
  • Changes in Perception Accompany the Development of Music Performance Skills May 18, 2020
    Journal of Research in Music Education, Ahead of Print. In two experiments we examined the extent to which musicians identify discrepancies between their intentions and their playing during individual practice. In the first experiment, 60 musicians representing four levels of skill development practiced a familiar piece from their own repertoire for 5 min while being […]