I hope that folks enjoyed this weekend’s interview episode with the always interesting Justin Locke. We’ll be wrapping up this interview on an upcoming episode and really get into some interesting topics about the music business and how musicians market (or, more often, don’t market) themselves effectively.
This upcoming weekend will see the release of our chat with Suzuki Bass School pioneer and longtime International Society of Bassists columnist and Board of Directors member Virginia Dixon. Virginia has been a pivotal figure in the world of double bass education, and her efforts to bring the Suzuki method into the double bass arena have changed the way young bassists are educated in both the United States and many other countries.
We had a great chat this past week, really getting into specific differences between traditional (i.e. Simandl) approaches and the Suzuki approach, general concepts in the Suzuki technique, and how this approach affects the order in which certain concepts are taught. I really had a great time doing this interview, and I know that folks will enjoy hearing Virginia chat about her interesting and influential teaching career.