Sean Imboden Jazz Clinic at Paige’s Music

I am excited to announce that Sean Imboden will be giving a master class here at Paige’s Music on November 19thfrom 5-6:30pm. I have known Sean for quite some time now and I can say that he is truly one if Indiana’s finest saxophonists on the scene. On top of being a phenomenal musician, he is a wonderful teacher that cares about each and every student he has.

In the masterclass Sean will be talking about the 12 bar blues form/changes and the various ways you can go about improvising over the 12 bar blues changes. This will be a great masterclass for people of all skill levels and instruments. There are so many applications for the blues and what better way to learn about it than from one of Indiana’s finest. I am very excited for this master class, so don’t miss it! Mark your calendars!





Here is a little more information about Sean Imboden:

Sean Imboden is an American saxophonist and composer. Sean toured internationally for many years with various Broadway productions, and as a featured soloist with Blast II. He has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Idina Menzel, and Slide Hampton.

Sean currently leads three distinct groups, each with a unique sound which feature his original compositions: a trio, a sextet, and a large ensemble. He is also a member of Tucker Brothers, Indy Saxophone Quartet, Hickey-Shanafelt 9ollective, and Butler Generations Ensemble. Sean teaches at Butler University, Ball State University, and online through his Virtual Studio.

Mark Buselli and Freddie Mendoza Clinic at Paige’s Music

Are you a jazz musician who has ever wanted to play alongside, and learn from, some of the greats? Or do you just have a passing interest in how jazz music works? If you’re either of these, or anything in between, you definitely won’t want to miss our clinic on Thursday, November 3, at 7 p.m., where we welcome two stellar jazz performers and educators, Mark Buselli and Freddie Mendoza!

Deomondrae Thurman Clinic at Paige’s Music

For many brass players, “What is the best mouthpiece?” can be a loaded question. The truth is that there is no objective “best” mouthpiece for any instrument. The best mouthpiece is the one that helps YOU play and sound the way you want to. Everyone’s embouchure and playing style is different, and finding the mouthpiece that suits you as an individual is every bit as important as finding the right instrument for you.

But knowing that still leaves us with the biggest question: “HOW do I figure out what the best mouthpiece for me is when there are so many options??” Luckily, I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Demondrae Thurman to Paige’s on October 27, 2022 to help answer that very question!

Jason Bergman Clinic at Paige’s Music

We are SO excited to host newly appointed Associate Professor of Trumpet at Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University) and President of the International Trumpet Guild, Dr. Jason Bergman for an in-store all instrument clinic DREAM BIG: Tips for Successfully Navigating the Music World. If you love music but aren’t sure what route to go to achieve your dreams, then this is the clinic for you.

Shawn Royer Jazz Clinic at Paige’s Music

Mark your calendars for September 10th at 5:00 P.M! Paige’s Music will be hosting Dr. Shawn Royer for an in-store jazz clinic Playin’ Changes with Dr. Shawn Royer. If you are new to jazz or need a little guidance on what to practice, this is going to the clinic for you. Dr. Royer is going to focus on how to follow chord changes for jazz improvisation. This is a valuable skill to have as a musician, especially in a jazz setting.

Get Tickets to the Jazz Clinic

She will also be available for one-on-one mouthpiece testing for both saxophone and clarinet. Limited appointments are available during store hours on 9/10/22.  Use the link below to schedule an appointment.

Schedule a Mouthpiece Testing Appointment with Dr. Royer


About Dr. Royer

Musician, educator, and clinician, Dr. Shawn Royer, is Chair of the Department of Music and an Assistant Professor of Music at Marian University where she also directs the jazz ensemble, teaches clarinet and saxophone, is a University Supervisor, and works with pre-service educators in music. Dr. Royer is as a Yamaha Performing Artist and Vandoren Artist Clinician.

Shawn holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Jazz Studies from the University of Indianapolis and a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the Butler University School of Music. She also earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education with an individualized minor in Jazz Pedagogy from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Dr. Royer’s publications and research interests include historical, philosophical, and qualitative methods in jazz education.

​Dr. Royer founded and directs the SYO Summer Music Programs, a non-profit organization that offers full symphony orchestra, jazz ensemble, chamber ensembles, handbell choir, and adaptive percussion ensembles to middle school and high school musicians. She is also the Director of the 65th Street Klezmorim and the Swing Shift Indy big band and she maintains an active career performing jazz.

Back-to-School Special at Paige’s Music

FREE Item with an Upgrade Rental or Purchase

Dreading going back to school? Well hopefully some FREE Items will make it a little easier! Start the year off right when you move up to an intermediate or professional instrument and we will include an instrument stand, music stand, or mute (for brass players) at no additional cost!

This offer is available now through the end of August.

How To Playtest a New Saxophone

As you continue to progress as musicians, you will eventually outgrow the equipment you are using. Even if you feel like you aren’t ready to jump into an upgraded instrument, I highly encourage you to play test a step up or professional level instrument if you get the chance. Play testing a new instrument is a skill on par to sight reading: you might not necessarily do it every day, but the more you do it, the easier it will get!

Josh’s Picks: 5 Trumpet Players to Check Out

With summer in full swing, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my favorite trumpet players to listen to!