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
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
09/02/2014 - 12:14pm EDT by
Amy Beshara
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
07/13/2013 - 10:09am EDT by
Ghenady Meirson
Greatness lives and shines in live performances. I am a fan of "live" both in concerts and recorded live. The word 'authenticity' is big and overused. Without getting philosophical, it is a huge... Read More
05/21/2013 - 1:37am EDT by
Beverly Holt Guth
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

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