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
01/14/2015 - 11:33am EST by
Johnny Conga
This is my curriculum for my Latin Percussion course: The study of the Conga drum, Cuban methods as taught in Cuba today which include: Also my methods developed over 30 years of teaching... 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
01/19/2014 - 9:24pm EST by
Barbette Falk
Warming up will ready you for meatier things to come in your musical making experience! Practice long tones, scales and etudes slowly using lots of air BEFORE playing tunes and songs/pieces.... Read More

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