Transforming with Denis Wick
Denis Wick

Transforming with Denis Wick

Learn about what triggered Denis Wick to #transform2perform throughout his life as a student, teacher, performer, and manufacturer in this interview with denis, hosted by Ian Bousfield.

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Having it all, and losing it all: a trombonist's account of focal dystonia
Evan Clifton

Having it all, and losing it all: a trombonist's account of focal dystonia

In this #transform2perform interview with Evan Clifton, Evan discusses how at the height of his trombone abilities, he woke up one morning and lost it all. Eventually the culprit was diagnosed to be focal dystonia, and Evan began a long journey to recovery that included the biggest physical, mental, and emotional challenges of his life.

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How to keep young musicians, and old ones, motivated
Evan Clifton

How to keep young musicians, and old ones, motivated

In this #transform2perform interview with Evan Clifton, Evan discusses how to keep students inspired to continue learning, prevent them from quitting, and keep them and himself creatively inspired.

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That time I played with Maynard
Christopher Bill

That time I played with Maynard

In this #transform2perform interview with Christopher Bill, Chris discusses the first time he played with Maynard Ferguson and his band, and how that affected him as a mucian.

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Peers vs. Pros: who inspired you more?
Christopher Bill

Peers vs. Pros: who inspired you more?

Who inspires you to practice? In this #transform2perform interview with Christopher Bill, Chris discusses what inspiration he got from his peers, and the pros that came through is life as a young musician.

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The transformations that give and take: Life During the Pandemic
Christopher Bill

The transformations that give and take: Life During the Pandemic

Is everything you learn to do going to help you out in the long run? In this #transform2perform interview with Christopher Bill, Chris discusses a very long and busy pandemic experience that pushed him and many artists around him to stretch their abilities, hone new skills, and then determine if those skills were helping or hurting their life as a musician.

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Choosing the right trombone mouthpiece
Christopher Bill

Choosing the right trombone mouthpiece

In this #transform2perform interview with Christopher Bill, Chris discusses the product that carried him through some major transformations in his career.

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What is magical about the practice room?
Christopher Bill

What is magical about the practice room?

In this #transform2perform interview with Christopher Bill, Chris discusses the power of practice we learn as a musician, and what that has taught him, for better or for worse, in his career.

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Peers vs. Pros
Stephen Wick

Peers vs. Pros

In this #transform2perform interview Denis Wick's CEO, Stephen Wick, discusses who had more influence on him as a young musician: his peers, or the pros that he looked up to.

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Mouthpiece Advice for Students
Stephen Wick

Mouthpiece Advice for Students

In this #transform2perform interview Denis Wick's CEO, Stephen Wick, provides us the same advice he provides his students when it comes to finding a great tuba mouthpiece.

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Not the first gig, but the first gig
Stephen Wick

Not the first gig, but the first gig

In this #transform2perform interview Denis Wick's CEO, Stephen Wick, discusses what it was like to enter a gig recognized as Denis Wick's son, and what was the first gig where he felt like he had arrived as Stephen Wick, tuba performer.

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Learning on the job; an interview with Stephen Wick
Stephen Wick

Learning on the job; an interview with Stephen Wick

In this #transform2perform interview Denis Wick's CEO, Stephen Wick, recalls some of his early gigs as a professional and the events that triggered him to transform into an even better tuba performer.

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