43 minutes | Oct 15th 2020

078 Finding Your Perfect Teacher: Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

In this episode I share with you the conversation I had with Trevor Jones on his Podcast, the Scholarship Roadmap!  We cover a lot of ground in this 40-minute conversation including:

  • The importance finding the right teachers for your education.
  • Developing an efficient practicing system and excellent awareness
  • Why practicing slowly isn’t enough
  • A mini Music Mastery Experience lesson
  • Comfort and effectiveness in your performance
  • Reverse Engineering your audition preparation
  • Chunking, mapping, and learning - deep practice model
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  • Spotlight Performing
  • Why finding the right teacher can be tricky.
  • Your relationship with constructive criticism
  • How to be teachable
  • Communicating with your teacher
  • Trust your own work and show them who you are.

I had a great time speaking with Trevor and I hope you find tons of value in our discussion

 

MORE ABOUT TREVOR AND THE SCHOLARSHIP ROADMAP:

 

The Scholarship Roadmap is an online program developed by bassist and educator, Trevor Jones. Trevor is the house bassist at the Marriott Theatre and was the instructor of double bass and bass guitar at Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music from 2012-2020.

Trevor developed The Scholarship Roadmap after a decade of guiding students through the music school preparation process. Student musicians who are pursuing a career in music will benefit from The Scholarship Roadmap. The program will assess the student's needs, align them with the right school and teacher, and focus the student's attention on the fundamentals of the music school preparation process.

"For years I have advocated for my students to attend colleges and universities that best serve their needs. That doesn't mean you need to attend a brand-name school. Many fine institutions will not only serve your musical needs but will pay for you to attend. It is my sincere belief, that a proactive approach can result in a stellar musical education that won't leave you saddled with debt."

 

I'm Trevor Jones, a bassist, and educator based in Chicago. I perform in symphony halls, clubs, and theaters. For the last five years, I have been the house bassist at The Marriott Theatre, where I have played in over 25 productions. I also perform on Broadway in Chicago, most notably as a substitute for the Chicago production of Hamilton. I have toured across the country and released a handful of recordings with my group Molehill. We have been been featured in online publications and the Chicago Tribune.

As an educator, I was the instructor of double bass and bass guitar for eight years at Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music. I also maintain a studio at Midwest Young Artists in Highwood, IL.

For years I have advocated for my students to attend colleges and universities that best serve their needs. That doesn't mean you need to attend a brand-name school. There are many fine institutions that will not only serve your musical needs but will pay for you to attend. It is my sincere belief, that a proactive approach can result in a stellar musical education that won't leave you saddled

 

 

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THANK YOU:

Most sincere thank you to composer Jim Stephenson who graciously provided the show’s musical theme!  Concerto #1 for Trumpet and Chamber Orchestra – Movement 2: Allegro con Brio, performed by Jeffrey Work, trumpet, and the Lake Forest Symphony, conducted by Jim Stephenson.

Also a HUGE thank you to my fantastic producer, Bella Kelly!

 

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