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Tickle The Ivories

You’re Never to Young or Old The piano is a great instrument for a beginner of any age.  Compared to other instruments, It’s easy to play right away.   Just press a key and a (well-tuned) piano produces the correct note every time.  After learning just a few notes, the student can play a simple, but

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Now What?

Taking music lessons is a fun activity for many children, but have you ever wondered what your child can ‘do’ with their lessons as they progress? From pursuing a college degree in music, to starting a band, playing gigs, accompanying others, playing with or for friends in a social setting, or just establishing a lifelong

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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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Pull The Right Strings!

Start at the Beginning Sometimes it’s just seems easier to start fresh and a new year is often the time people set goals or make changes in their life.  The hurry of the holidays is past and often there is more free time available.  With music, it doesn’t matter if it’s a new year or

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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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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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