The "Now" page for Andrew Hitz. This page is updated regularly with what tuba player, author and speaker Andrew Hitz is up to.
What I'm Doing Now
(This is my now page. You should make one too.)
I have been shedding my improv skills lately using the awesome Chop Monster books by Shelly Berg. Can't recommend this method any more highly for anyone looking to learn how to improvise (or just get better!)
I just got back from a trip featuring master classes at Juilliard and Morris Hills High School in New Jersey as well as an In-Service for the Orange County Music Educator Association in New York where I did two presentations: "Solving Many of Your Band's Problems Through Proper Breathing and Alignment" and "Instilling a Growth Mindset in Your Students for the Practice Room, the Rehearsal Room and Beyond".I
I'm looking forward to performing with the American Festival Pops Orchestra again next month!
I have been getting a hell of a lot better at editing episodes of TEM by myself. It's a lot of work but I'm really happy with how it's coming out and it's easier from a workflow perspective to put the episodes together myself.
I recently released the latest offering from TEM Books titled 7 Things I've Learned from the First 100 Episodes of The Entrepreneurial Musician (which you can get FOR FREE by signing up for my TEM Newsletter.)
What I'm reading: Influence by Dr. Robert Cialdini - For the second time! This one is packed with knowledge. Can't recommend this one any more highly. And be sure to check out TEM117 which is a Book Report episode on this very book and how it applies to musical entrepreneurs.
What I'm listening to: A whole hell of a lot of The Beatles lately.
This was updated November 9, 2017.