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Albert instructional video

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Clarinet, Saxophone, Classical, Jazz

Creating Good Habits for Better Outcomes

with Vandoren Artist Albert Rivera

Join Albert Rivera as he talks about the importance of creating good habits for woodwind players.

0:32 Practice often
1:02 Good instrument
1:27 Good reed
2:12 Even more tools
3:03 Develop your sound
4:02 Mouthpiece position
4:35 Finger placement
4:58 Check your equipment
6:31 No food
6:49 Review

More about Albert

Born in Bronx, NY, Albert Rivera’s distinct style has been greatly influenced by classic jazz greats like Coltrane, and by more contemporary sounds like those of Joshua Redman. His musical journey includes playing at world-renowned venues like the Litchfield Jazz Camp and Festival in Connecticut, where he is also the Director of Operations for the Jazz Camp and the New School University Jazz and Contemporary Music Program. Rivera has toured throughout North America with his own Trio and Quartet, performing in top venues throughout the northeast. To learn more about Albert Rivera, visit albertriverajazz.com