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Hession's Sessions Guide #3 is here!
March 11th, 2017 00:00
Hession's Sessions Guide #3! All-New supplemental series designed for use with the original Hession's Sessions Guide. The Hession's Sessions Guide #3 includes the advanced Afterburner Chop Routine #3 which includes twenty-five new sets of exercises. Cover design and Afterburner Chop Routine #3 inspired by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Hession's Sessions Guide #2 is here!
February 12th, 2017 06:44
Hession's Sessions Guide #2! All-new supplemental series designed for use with the original Hession's Sessions Guide. The Hession's Sessions Guide #2 includes an advanced one-hour Warm-Up Routine #2 which includes ten new exercises.
Patrick plays Holiday Concert & 12th Annual Michigan Music Conference with J.F.K. M.S. Jazz Ensemble
January 20th, 2017 14:00
Patrick was asked by director Christopher Kauffold to be the guest soloist with the John F. Kennedy Middle School Jazz Ensemble for their Holiday Band Concert on December 13th, 2016, to play Gonna Fly Now. Christopher also asked Patrick to participate with them in a presentation at the 12th Annual Michigan Music Conference on January 20, 2017, in Grand Rapids, MI. The presentation is listed below, and near the end of the presentation, Patrick spoke briefly about developing the upper register on high brass instruments before closing out with the playing of Gonna Fly Now.

Hey...This Jazz Thing Isn't Really That Tough!!
Christopher Kauffold, Kennedy M.S., Lake Shore Public Schools

Date: Friday, January 20
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room: Amway - Ambassador

Learner Outcome 1: Jazz ensemble will "swing" and play in the correct style.

Learner Outcome 2: Players will utilize many easy JAZZ articulations.

Learner Outcome 3: Techniques in rhythm section playing will be understood and utilized.

Aided by the Kennedy Middle School Jazz Ensemble, techniques to make a jazz ensemble swing and play with the rhythmic drive that it should will be highlighted. Articulation techniques, easy rhythm section "tricks" and lots of helpful hints that ANY teacher can use will be highlighted. You will take home many easy "tricks of the trade" that will have your middle or high school group swingin' like the pros! YOU CAN DO THIS, and here's how.

A very nice thank you letter to Patrick.


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