welcome! i'm rob knopper. i play percussion in the met orchestra, and i was once hailed by the new york times and james levine as needing 'louder triangle notes.'
i also write things for keen and motivated musicians like yourself. i failed my way through years of unsuccessful auditions and rejected applications before i got my job at the met, so my goal is to help you get where you're going quicker and smarter than i did. i truly think that any one of you could achieve a job like mine.
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for any instrument.
my 3-step plan to recover from a performance you'd rather forget
there’s no magic exercise to fix a shaky soft roll or uneven 4-stroke ruffs, so stop looking. the solution lies in how you practice.
includes VIDEO LESSONS, sticking, technical exercises, suggested tempo, excerpt recording, and recommended orchestra recording.
i asked legendary philadelphia orchestra percussionist angela zator nelson (angie for short) to come explain how she learns difficult mallet licks.
each of them has three things in common
3 reasons why the post-audition hopeless moment is what separates winners from the pack
if nerves are psychological, why don’t they teach us how to deal with this in school? well, they do. his name is noa.
college auditions decide your life, so choosing your repertoire has to be very carefully considered.
your brain has a limited capacity to remember things. here’s 3 ways to deal with that and practice better.
i’m hiring a video editor and an assistant. come join the auditionhacker team in our mission to change the world of music education.