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
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.
Practice smarter, not harder This is for the parent whose student is struggling to get past a piece and feel they’ve hit a wall. Most practice is the following: Repetition – Play the same spot over and over again. Muscle memory – You play what’s in your memory and what “feels” right. Mixed –
Three Ways to Learn Note Names Effectively for Piano Students This article details ways to practice identifying pitch notation specifically. Teachers and parents alike can use these resources to strengthen a student’s confidence when determining what pitch on the staff is being presented. When students of any age start piano lessons, one of
We all make promises to ourselves for the New Year. “I’m going to be less stressed”, or “I’m going back to school”, “I’m going to be healthier”, “I’m going to better myself”. How about “I’m going to learn something new”? Learning something new increases brain power, makes us feel better about ourselves, and reduces stress.
Christmas Pageant’s and Piano Lessons Whatever your background may be, or belief you hold, this is a great time of year for music!! Christmas Carols At St. Luke’s Church As I sat watching two of my students, Tyler and Logan, play their Christmas carols at St. Luke’s Church, I was filled with pride. To