Learning Journal II – Grant Oliver

Learning Journal II What is your unique gift? – Do you believe in it enough to invest everything you have in it? I believe my unique gift would be my passion for sharing music with others. I’ve already started down the road of structuring my life around this passion, from teaching others about music, to …

Networking Assignment II – Grant Oliver

I work as a music director at a church in town, and was invited to attend a church creative conference with the rest of the church staff. I initially did not even consider the networking of this event, but the more I talked to others about what this upcoming event would be, the more excited …

Performance Experiences – Grant Oliver

If I had to imagine how my next performance would go, my number one hope would for myself to be more prepared. I feel like my last few solo piano performances have been unnecessarily stressful as I have not given myself the preparation I need to give a concert without anxiety. I am not the …

Artist Case Study

-Grant Oliver I’m doing my case study on Mike Johnston, a professional drummer and educator. Mike began his career doing studio session work and playing in local California rock bands, but soon realized his passion was for education. He has since hosted music camps, played at many education clinics, and published multiple technique and teaching …

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