Along my musical journey as a violinist, I met many other violinists who had similar moments to mine of feeling stagnant – not improving but at the same time, not getting worse. The routine begins to feel a little stale as I attend lessons each week and open my violin case to practice every day.
Long before there were smart phones, flatscreen televisions, zoom conferencing, and the world wide web as we know it, we had nothing other than ourselves and live music performance or serious music lessons by prominent teachers to groom the next generation of musicians as was the time back then. So imagine the pressures against those
Back in Fall of 2019, Lessons in Your Home launched its first scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship was to highlight a talented individual who was pursuing an education in music and was in need of financial assistance. We are proud to announce Andrew Wolfson as the winner of our scholarship award! Find out more
This article points out what to consider when teaching and starting a younger music student online.
Arts For Every Life – The New Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Fl. The Dr. Phillips Center is deemed a magnet for the creative spirit, and brings diverse talents of the world together underneath one roof in Central Florida. The performing arts center is named for philanthropist and citrus magnate Dr. Phillip Phillips
How to Use Recordings for Music Lesson Practice This article details how students can use simple recordings to help with their practice and performance preparation each week and the advantages of doing so! In the study of any musical instrument at any level, using recordings can be a very beneficial practice tool. The reason is
When given the opportunity to join the band at school, don’t shy away. Being in school band is a lot of fun and can even help you do better academically. What is School Band Like? Joining band means choosing an instrument, usually in elementary or middle school. The band teacher will let you try out
Starting piano lessons is great fun! Starting piano for the very new beginner can seem like a big task, but taking it step by step (on the right foot…) can make the process easy and fun! The Best Building Blocks First-take your time with the foundational steps. Sometimes the basics seem so basic that
If you are like me, a private music teacher, then the new year is when you prepare to take on new music students in your studio. But how do you attract new students? Here are some ideas that you can try to spread the word about your music lessons. Post flyers I have found that
How to sound your best on saxophone lessons This is for the beginner saxophone student who’s having some trouble really getting the best stream of air through their saxophone. The saxophone, to achieve the best sound, needs a good amount of air to make the sound full. The same could be said for the voice.