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Escape the Winter "Blahs" With These 5 Tips for Your Music Lessons

Escape the Winter "Blahs" With These 5 Tips for Your Music Lessons

Shorter days, gray skies, months to go until popsicle season… the winter blues (and “blahs!”) are real, and can find their gloomy way into your music lessons. Some students may think that they want to quit during this time, but giving them an outlet for their feelings and adding some fresh fun can turn around even the most hum-drum of lessons. Check out these five tips to escape the winter “blahs” and create some great music while you do! Tip #1: Fight the “blahs” with the blues! While many people associate February with Valentine’s Day and love, it’s refreshing and fun to...

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Music Teachers, Your Work Has an Impact.

Music Teachers, Your Work Has an Impact.

  Music teachers, we salute you. We know that teaching of any kind is noble but tough work. Teaching an instrument, while full of glorious moments like a moving improvisation, a mastery of a tough piece or even a child’s joyful smile, can also have its moments of (literal) discord. We thought we’d remind you of the positive impact you’re having on your students, and the future.   Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders. In its article, “Is Music the Key to Success?” the New York Times took at a look at the innovators behind companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google and...

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45 > 30: The math behind successful music lessons

45 > 30: The math behind successful music lessons

At our flagship Pennsylvania music school, there are a few universal truths: 1) blue foam dice can make just about any activity fun 2) the Halloween Show is cuter than any cat video you can find on Youtube, and 3) standard lessons are forty-five minutes long. The first two are self-explanatory, but sometimes people wonder why our policy includes a lesson length of 45 minutes for all students aged 7 and older. After all, if you can fit a sitcom in thirty minutes, why not a piano lesson? The short answer is this: results. After offering twenty-five years of music...

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Not just music lessons... but musical mentorship

Not just music lessons... but musical mentorship

  If you keep up with the ongoing research regarding education and youth development, you may have caught one of the many articles about the value of mentorship. In recent years, a number of articles have pointed towards a study from NC State University, of North Carolina's famed "research triangle."Here's what Business News Daily said of the research and the role of mentorship in successful kids:"If you want your kids to have successful careers when they grow up, you should try finding them a mentor, a new study suggests.Kids who have mentors... are more likely to find work early in...

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