Downbeat Academy is led by four professional musicians (Jory Tindall, Greg Feingold, Skyler Floe, and Thomas Graham), with experience across a variety of different musical disciplines, aiming to provide a unique take on how to approach topics that act as roadblocks for advancing musicians, students, and educators.

There's a lot of noise in the music education space on the internet, with much of it being uninformed and from a strictly academic perspective. Our contributors have decades of experience across numerous facets of the music industry including music education, composition, improvisation, pedagogy, and instrumental practice and performance. We use that collective experience to form strategies, practices, methods, and opinions to help musicians across the spectrum of experience to get the most out of their musical execution as possible.

See more on our Mission page relating to why we're embarking on this challenging quest.