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Arnold Jacobs

“The important thing is not what you sound like. It’s what you want to sound like. I have people who come to me and only listen to themselves-they are not conceiving.”-Arnold Jacobs

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Arnold Jacobs

“Don’t encourage mediocrity. Play at your best and don’t be second class in the head.” – Arnold Jacobs, Master Class 1988

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Gustav Mahler

“If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.”

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Shinichi Suzuki

Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart. … Continue reading

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Benny Green

“A Jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.”

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Berthold Auerbach

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

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Leopold Stokowski

A painter paints pictures on canvas.  But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

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Joe Alessi

If we don’t know rhythm and pitch it’s like an electrician that doesn’t know positive and negative.

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Joe Alessi

If you can’t sing everything you play, how can you shape something?

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Joe Alessi

Your mantra is to keep your air absolutely steady.

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