The three essential things you should do to grow as a musician



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The three essential things you should do to grow as a musician | Kevin Bales
One of my first mentors had a saying: “You can’t learn to swim in a bathtub.”
I struggled so much to learn to play. Through observing what other musicians that I admired did, I started to make some progress. All the great musicians I had the honor to work with all do at least three specific and essential things: Listen, Play, and Practice. But it’s the details in what they do that matter.

This course is recommended for ALL levels and ALL instruments.

Online Summer Jazz CampTHURSDAY, JULY 1


Pianist, composer & arranger Kevin Bales is a passionate educator and highly accomplished touring artist. His work with trumpeter extraordinaire Marcus Printup has become a lifetime association that has included recordings on Blue Note/Capital records. Ten years touring and recording with vocal iconoclast Rene Marie culminated in a Grammy Nominated album. His most recent recording of music composed by Fred Rogers was selected as one of the top 10 albums of 2018 by Cadence Magazine and

Kevin has amassed a long list of awards and a reputation as one of the finest jazz pianists performing anywhere. In 1994, less than a decade into jazz, he won the American Pianist Association’s Jazz Piano Competition. In addition to nearly every important jazz venue in the South, he has performed in some of the most acclaimed clubs and festivals in America and around the world: the JVC Jazz Festival in New York, The Bakery in Los Angeles, The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center jazz series, the Toronto and Edinburgh jazz festivals, and the Moscow Center for the Performing Arts.