Jupiter Grenadilla Piccolo

The Jupiter JPC1100E piccolo is a grenadilla wood instrument with a grenadilla wood hand-cut headjoint and silver-plated nickel silver keywork. It is a serious player’s instrument that will satisfy the requirements of accomplished students and discriminating hobbyists. Features include: Grenadilla Wood Body and Headjoint provide a unique tonal presence that projects a beautifully full sound […]

Playing Well with Dr. Kertz — good posture equals effective breathing

In this month’s video, Dr. Randy Kertz discusses better health practices for musicians who play brass and woodwind instruments, specifically, posture. Posture plays a large part in effective breathing techniques, which affects stamina, tone, and playability. In short, if your posture is lousy, your breathing is not as effective. Dr. Kertz’s monthly column addresses how […]

Benny Goodman clarinet mouthpiece

RS Berkeley Legends Series Mouthpieces are officially licensed reproductions modeled after the originals used by the world’s most iconic instrumental musicians. The creation of the Legends Series Woodwind line begins in a state-of-the-art scanning laboratory, in which technicians capture highly precise scan data, capturing the unique characteristics of each original piece, thus matching the exact […]

Woodwind Mouthpiece Case

Available in two sizes, Protec multiple woodwind mouthpiece cases protect valuable mouthpieces and feature an internal storage pouch and microfiber cloth. The 6-piece case fits mouthpieces up to a tenor saxophone mouthpiece, the 10-piece fits mouthpieces up to a baritone saxophone mouthpiece. Lightweight shock absorbing molded frame, weather resistant 1680 ballistic nylon exterior, and removable […]

Trombonist Melissa Gardiner’s Empowerment Through Music

Trombonist Melissa Gardiner has performed with several legendary musicians including Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Geri Allen, Wycliffe Gordon, Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Dave Matthews Band, and Vulfpeck. As a bandleader, she has released three albums, Transitions (2011), Second Line Syracuse (2016), and Empowered (2019), which features prominent jazz women Tia Fuller (Beyonce) and Ingrid Jensen…

Product Spotlight: Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

Yamaha recently introduced the YDS-150 Digital Saxophone, a first-of-its-kind instrument that allows saxophonists of all levels and those new to playing a wind instrument to create great sounding music from the very start. The YDS-150 effectively emulates an authentic saxophone experience digitally—from the sound and key layout to feedback from the instrument—while maintaining the sense […]

workings of the piano

The Workings of the Piano: For the Up-and-Coming Pianist

If you want to get into playing the piano, it’s a good idea to get a basic understanding of how the instrument works. Before you even sit down at the piano bench, or sign up for lessons, educating yourself about the instrument gives you a base to start from, and may even help you decide if it’s the right choice of instrument for you.