Music & Concert Photos

Guitar Student proudly performing at the Maestro Maines Studio LLC Student Showcase
Steel Pan Player on Six-Bass
Dodd Select Chorale of Freeport performance/Mrs. Spruill

Lesson Tips

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
To get the most out of your investment in private music lessons, it is crucial to include "musical input" in your every day life. Musical input is simply listening to music! -Listening to... Read More
There are way too many myths about making music for an audience! Most performers seem to think that a profound performance came about by luck. I don't think so! We should always plan adequate... Read More

Articles

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
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
What's the difference between Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic? Not much, as it turns out: Scottish Gaelic is basically just an older, more conservative form of Irish Gaelic.  The Scots or... Read More
There are many facets to singing as most music educators know. Breath support, posture, and communication of the song are the most important. Does the average person know about these things as well... Read More