Welcome to my new site! This is where I'll share ideas about teaching and playing jazz through the philosophy of "No rules, no fear."


When I talk to my fellow music educators, I ask the following questions:


  • What rules about jazz are you looking for permission to break?
  • What rules must we keep for it to still be considered jazz?
  • What is your biggest fear about teaching jazz?
  • What is your biggest fear about playing jazz yourself?


This website grew out of those conversations. I don't claim to have all the answers, but I can share some of my story and some ideas that have helped me navigate those rules and overcome some of the fears.

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