Episode 41 – Wesley Ferreira on “Air Revelation”

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As musicians we are always striving for our best. As wind players, we know that the engine of our sound is air.

Wesley Ferreira

Today I speak with Wesley Ferreira, who is a prominent performer, educator, and the developer of the breath support training program called “Air Revelation.” We discuss the importance of breath support, benefits of the Air Revelation system, who it’s designed for, pricing information, and much more.

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What is Air Revelation?

Air Revelation is a video training series that features over 2 dozen professionally-produced videos that help any wind player improve their breath support in just 4 weeks.

The program works in conjunction with a device called a Spirometer and is easily incorporated into any practice or warm-up routine.

What is a Spirometer?

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An incentive spirometer is a device used to improve the functioning of your lungs. It allows you to see, feel, and hear breath support.

The Air Revelation spirometer features a clip so that it can be attached to any music stand, and clarinetists should also consider purchasing the “long tube” that runs up the instrument to get the most out of the training.

Episode Overview

  • Who is Air Revelation for?
  • What are the benefits?
  • What is a spirometer, and why use it?
  • How much is the program?
  • What can you expect from completing the training?

Links

Air Revelation
Wesley Ferreira’s Personal Website

Save 25% on Air Revelation

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This episode, all Clarineat subscribers will have access to an exclusive coupon code to have 25% off the Air Revelation video training series! Use code CLARINEAT at the Vimeo checkout page at www.airrevelation.com. This coupon is valid until December 30, 2016.

Discussion Transcript

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Lightning Round Answers

If I was to walk over to your music stand right now, what would I find?

Chamber Music, Orchestral music, Prokofiev Classical Symphony

If you could recommend one book to the Clarineat audience, what would it be?

The Musician’s Way – Gerald Klickstein

What was the best advice you ever received, and who gave it to you?

“If you give a ditch digger a shovel, does he get nervous?” – Robert Reisling

What is your all-time favorite piece of music?

Opening section of the Copeland Clarinet Concerto.

If you could meet any musician or composer, past or present, who would it be and why?

Mozart to see what his personality was like in reality.

About Wesley Ferreira

One of the prominent clarinetists of his generation, Wesley Ferreira has been praised by critics for his “beautiful tone” and “technical prowess” (The Clarinet Journal) as well as his “remarkable sensitivity” (CAML Review). Fanfare Magazine notes, Ferreira is “clearly a major talent.”

Born in Canada to parents of Portuguese heritage, he received his musical training at the University of Western Ontario (B.M) and Arizona State University (M.M and D.M.A) He joined the music faculty at Colorado State University in 2011 where he maintains a thriving clarinet studio. Indeed, Ferreira is a dedicated music educator and pedagogue. Passionate about teaching, he mentors students towards the achievement of their career goals, with emphasis placed on striving for professional and personal growth. His innovative teaching methods are acclaimed, including the development of the breath support training program for musicians, Air Revelation ®. In addition, he is the co-founder and artistic director of the Lift Clarinet Academy, a summer music festival which attracts students from around the world.

Ferreira’s industry endorsements include positions on the Performing Artist rosters of Selmer Paris and D’Addario. To learn more about Wesley Ferreira, please visit his website: www.wesleyferreira.com

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