Re-Learning How to Practice with Jon Arkin

Sunday, 8/11, 2 - 4 pm

Re-Learning How to Practice with Jon Arkin
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Musicianship
Day Sun
Instructor Jon Arkin
Status online event

The vast majority of music students of every level experience a sense of frustration with their progress, whether feeling their improvement plateau, feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work needed to advance, or feeling guilty for not having more time/motivation to devote to practice. While some students find ways to channel this frustration to fuel their work ethic, many others will lapse in their practice or quit entirely. Open to all instruments and levels, this workshop will explore ways of reinforcing a healthy, effective mindset in one’s practice. In learning to recognize the most common emotional traps (complacency on one side, futility on the other) and understanding the importance of seeing the larger picture of your current level and the direction you’re headed, you can find the equilibrium that provides the freedom to work and play at music without the distractions of ego and ambition.

Early Workshop Registration Encouraged! 
Prices increase by $15 48 hours before each workshop.

About Jon Arkin

B.M. in Jazz Performance, University of Miami School of Music (now Frost School of Music); has performed internationally with a wide variety of musicians including Lee Konitz, Gene Perla, Grady Tate, Ira Sullivan, Cuong Vu, Dayna Stephens, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Wil Blades, Vusi Mahlasela, Meklit Hadero, Karl Denson, Stew, Fareed Haque, and many others; longtime member of groups led by Nathan Clevenger, Ian Carey, Adam Shulman, Matthew Charles Heulitt; performs in various configurations with his self-designed electro-acoustic setup, including with the Schimscheimer Family Trio, Jordan Glenn, Rob Ewing, Kasey Knudsen, and Ben Goldberg; has taught classes/ lessons/workshops at the CJC/JCMS, Stanford Jazz Workshop, UC Berkeley, Sonoma State U, Humboldt State U, and many other schools around the U.S. and Europe.