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Interview with Marc Gelfo, founder and CEO of Modacity practice app
August 23rd, 2019

Marc Gelfo is one of the most fascinating people I know. He’s a fantastic horn player who has enjoyed an impressive career playing all over the world with such groups as the San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic; he holds degrees in Cognitive Science and Computer Science, practices and teaches holistic wellness, studies spirituality and ancient wisdom traditions, and now runs a tech company centered around his musicians’ practice app — Modacity. Click to read more…


Taking the Honesty Pill: An Interview with Christopher Still, 2nd trumpet of the LA Phil
May 15th, 2019

Christopher Still joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as 2nd trumpet in 2007. This spring, he is launching Honesty Pill, an online resource designed to help people teach themselves how to be better musicians. Through practical courses and informative articles, Christopher aims to give musicians the tools they need to “ditch the excuses” and truly take their playing to the next level—no matter the level from which they’re starting. Click to read more…

I feel very fortunate to have studied for three years with Andrew Bain, principal horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has shaped so much of my approach to the horn and auditioning and was a huge influence on the development of The Audition Playbook. Andrew is always thinking, learning, asking questions, and trying new things. He was gracious enough to sit down with me last week to answer some questions about his audition journey, practicing, preparing, and why we all need to focus on the process…
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