Trying To Play Without Mistakes Is A Mistake

You Can’t Play This To Not Make A Mistake   The words above, “You Can’t Play This To Not Make A Mistake” were spoken by a director at a recent music festival to a group of high school band and orchestra students. I’m honestly not sure the students really understood, but as a conscious observer,

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Changing Music Teachers – A How To Guide

What Happens If My Music Teacher Can No Longer Teach Me?   This article is for students who are experiencing a teacher change. It gives you points to consider, as well as a fresh outlook on a situation that you may be approaching reluctantly due to the bond established between your private music teacher your

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Debunking Drum Lessons – We Don’t Want To Hear It

Debunking Reasons for Not Starting Drum Lessons   I think most people can agree that the idea of being a drummer is super cool, but it’s still an instrument that lacks the same popularity in lessons and willingness to get started as—say—piano and guitar. Even culturally, I can say that as a musician, I know

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Accreditation & Adjudicated Piano Events – Getting Started

How to Get Started with Piano Accreditation Exams and Adjudicated Events   This article is a student’s guide to pursuing standardized exams and festival events for piano accreditation. The goal of this article is to take the intimidation and mystery out of going for these achievements by explaining their benefit and ease of taking the

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