Welcome to episode 126 of the LJS Podcast where today we are doing a coaching call with current 30 Steps to Better Jazz Playing student, Joyce Kettering. Joyce has an inspiring reason why she started learning jazz. We spend some time talking about that, and how she can effectively practice even when she doesn’t have access to her instrument. Listen in!
Listen to episode 126
We have another special guest on the show this time around. This time it’s Joyce Kettering from Paris, France, and she’s a current student in my jazz practicing course, “30 Steps to Better Jazz Playing.”
Joyce has a really inspiring reason why she started studying jazz and ultimately decided to take my course. She listens to jazz and plays it on her piano during times where she feels down. She treats it as a means of therapy, and her goal is to improve upon that.
During our coaching call, she asked how she can practice even when she doesn’t have access to her piano, which she only has when she goes and visits her parents.
This isn’t just her problem. Many of us may have access to our instruments, but we don’t always have the time to actually spend time with them. So how can we practice effectively and improve, even away from our instrument?
That’s something we go over in this episode. Here is the basic outline of what we talk about:
Joyce’s “musicpreneur” job and how she got into it.
Joyce’s jazz goals and why she ultimately took my course.
Ways she can practice effectively away from her instrument.
I was really inspired to talk to Joyce, not only because it’s always fun for me to talk to my course students, but because she’s an excellent example of how life-changing music can be.
Your challenge for this episode is to think about what relationship you have with your instrument, and what you want it to be. Also, think of how you can apply some of the things talked about when it comes to practicing without an instrument.
Joyce’s website: creativeandproductive.com