QUESTION: Hi Janis, I just bought your lessons, which look very extensive to say the least, however I am thinking that it must be crucial to have the resources that you used to go along with them, i.e.(CD books ext) any suggestions?
ANSWER: It is helpful to have the resources but not crucial. You can take the standards and ideas and substitute your own resources. Actually, most of the recordings, songs, and resources are folk tunes and PD things that you can probably find on iTunes. I've had several folks who have made similar observations and who have also said they are taking the suggestions, templates, and using whatever they have on hand. For example, if you're teaching the Virginia Reel, there are countless YouTube videos/tunes that will help with that.