Practicing Better with Anton Schwartz

Sunday, October 29, 11 am - 2 pm

Practicing Better with Anton Schwartz
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Theory and Improvisation, Musicianship
Day Sun
Instructor Anton Schwartz
Status online event

Musical mastery requires a lot of time. So let’s not waste any more time practicing the wrong way. Recent psychological experiments have lots to say about how to acquire skills efficiently and lastingly – and some of the results are not at all what you would guess. We’ll explore a number of key findings, reshaping our intuitions about learning and drawing numerous important, detailed conclusions about how we should practice music.

About Anton Schwartz

A passionate and expert educator, Anton Schwartz takes pride in helping musicians overcome their hurdles. Anton is a frequent clinician at the California Jazz Conservatory and the Brubeck Institute. He has been Artist in Residence at Harvard University and the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony and has been a featured clinician and guest soloist for countless university and high school jazz programs and summer workshops. He is also the author of a popular blog about jazz theory and improvisation and the creator of Random Roots and ScaleMate, two groundbreaking apps to help jazz musicians internalize harmony.

As a saxophonist, Anton Schwartz has earned a national name for his big tone and his smart and soulful compositions and improvisations. Over the past two decades, Schwartz has performed at jazz’s most prestigious clubs and festivals, from Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Blue Note in New York City to Yoshi’s in Oakland and Boston’s Regattabar to Washington D.C.’s Blues Alley and the Monterey Jazz Festival. He has been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops. Each of his five CDs as a leader has drawn sterling reviews and strong airplay; his most recent release Flash Mob earned a four-star DownBeat review and a long run in the Top 10 on the jazz radio chart.