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Guitar Student proudly performing at the Maestro Maines Studio LLC Student Showcase
Steel Pan Player on Six-Bass

Lesson Tips

PRACTICINGby Sharon L. Stohrer Daily Regimen:• Sing when you are fresh and awake—preferably late morning or early afternoon. If practicing follows a full working/study day, see if you can take a... Read More
Taking the first steps in learning a new instrument, or doing something that terrifies us is half the battle. We all know that learning a new instrument is almost as learning a new language; it's not... Read More
If you think you can remember everything your private teacher tells you during your lessons, think again! When I was in music school, I tested myself to see how much I actually remembered from my... Read More
Warm ups aren't just singing "la la la" until you feel ready to sing. Warm ups should be unique to your needs and set you up for the kind of singing you're going to do. Start in your low range and... Read More


A COACHING SESSION FOR SINGERS by Sharon L. Stohrer Chances are you are reading this article because you want to polish and refine your performance. Perhaps you live in a remote area and... Read More
A NYC Rock-Gospel Legend by Dave FieldsIt's rare in life that one personally meets a musician who changes the world. Not to belittle all my heroes whose music inspired millions and continues to,... Read More
Reading music and playing a musical instrument is a complex activity that comprises motor and multisensory (auditory, visual, and somatosensory) integration in a unique way. Music has also a well-... Read More
Unlike standardized, data and test driven institutionalized systems that dominate the 21st century educational mindset, the mentoring process administers a one-on-one committed alliance of study that... Read More
Most music teachers and students agree that in-person private lessons provide a wonderful environment and solid foundation for learning how to play an instrument. As of 2017, online distance learning... Read More