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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What Can My Rock Guitar Student Play at a Recital?

Rock Guitar Student Rocks Recitals!   One of the most universal goals for students taking music lessons is to have the opportunity to perform. That’s why talent shows, showcases, open mics, and concerts are such a popular forum. It’s a gift to be able to share your musical talents and achievements with an audience, and

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DON’T Skip The Recital! 5 Reasons Why Students Need Them.

Students need music lesson recitals, this article will help outline why and how recitals are necessary Recital time is upon us. The next 2 months will be filled with song picking, practicing, nerves, practicing, learning and re-learning how to bow, practicing, anticipation, and…practicing! Some kids really look forward to recitals and some dread this time

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What does doing well in a recital mean? A young piano student does his best!

Doing well at a recital means you did your best. Since “your best” is different for everyone student recitals are as varied a rainbow. Every teacher has their own thoughts and ideas about how to get a student to perform, but my favorite advise is to teach students their playing for the piece itself. In

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