Tips & Ideas

09/18/2019 - 11:58pm EDT by
Tori Owen
If you're a first-time oboe reed buyer, there are a number of ways you can obtain oboe reeds depending on where you are and believe it or not - how you decided to play oboe in the first place!*1. Are... Read More
01/09/2018 - 7:27pm EST by
Celeste .
My students usually say we practice "to make perfect" or "to get better". I practice because it's fun! If I can make time to practice, then I have a life filled with music, and that's the life that... Read More
12/12/2017 - 5:47pm EST by
Lauren Kelly
1.KEEP IT FUN Always try to keep it fun. Music is a wonderful activity. Try to avoid any negative feelings on what the young pianist is working on as this will directly effect his/her progress and in... Read More
08/15/2017 - 4:14pm EDT by
Sharon Lesley
If you think you can remember everything your private teacher tells you during your lessons, think again! When I was in music school, my private teacher required that I tape my lessons and listen... Read More
03/21/2017 - 3:24pm EDT by
Liana Lansing
Allow yourself enough time before your "entrance" to check your grooming: HAIR should look like you've combed it, not like you just tumbled out of bed What you WEAR should be appropriate to... Read More
02/06/2017 - 3:20am EST by
Andy Wasserman
Start by identifying which of these subjects interests you. Look online for software that is compatible with your computer (Mac or PC). Most software tools have a free version that you can try out... Read More
03/07/2016 - 12:46pm EST by
John O'Keefe
When taking Piano Lessons, students can be Challenged to set goals and given the tools to evaluate progress and meet those goals on their own. Studies have shown this benefits both children and... Read More
10/28/2015 - 1:32pm EDT by
Jerry La Rosa
1. FIRST LESSON-BEFORE YOU EVEN PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE KEYBOARD…Look at your hands. The thumbs are number 1. Proceed in order of 1, 2, 3 ,4 and 5. Notice how this order naturally provides motion in... Read More
04/16/2015 - 3:53pm EDT by
Stu Goodis
Being a Jazz improviser I use an improvised approach to warming up. Set a metronome to a moderate pace. Begin improvising quarter notes. Focus on even notes and control the volume. Stay as relaxed... Read More
03/28/2015 - 5:55pm EDT by
Daron Aric Hagen
About fifteen years ago, I ceased teaching composition pupils in a traditional academic setting. Of course, I still give private lessons and master classes, but faculty meetings and curriculum... Read More

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