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Casey Thomas

Casey Thomas is a pianist, music instructor and founder of Creative Soul Music School, Fort Worth, Texas. After picking up the piano at age 19, Casey overcame the fear that it was too late for him to pursue music as a career. While attending UNT and graduating with a Hospitality Management degree, he studied and focused on classical, jazz, blues, composition and improvisation. After graduating, he had a vision to create a community where kids and adults could be encouraged while learning music, a place where people could discover their talents and collaborate with others while having the time of their life.
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Successful Parents Guide to Getting their Kids to Practice

At the beginning of music lessons, the student is always excited and interested. One, because they want to make sure they practice for their teacher. It's new and they're afraid that their teacher might think worse of them. That's always helpful in the beginning, motivating the kids and even adults to practice. Then that wears off when they find out that the teacher is kind, patient, and graceful.

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I felt so embarrassed I could die.

I started playing piano at age 18 as a hobby.  Trust me when I tell you I had no natural ability, no background in music or playing other instruments. Oh, and I was arguably tone deaf.  No one (and I mean no one) would tell me “I think piano playing  is your gifting.”  

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Success is Not Achievement But This

I am an avid reader.  Self help books are my jam and though that though that sounds lame, I am fascinated with people who are uber successful.  Here's  a study I came across that has helped me think of Success differently.

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Top 6 Reasons Why People Take Music Lessons

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We have had nearly 10,000 students come to Creative Soul since we first opened in 2006, which is absolutely incredible. One of the first questions I ask every parent and student who comes to our door is: Why do you want to take music lessons?

Here's what they say:
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SCREEN ADDICTION GROWS IN SUMMER

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SCREEN ADDICTION GROWS IN SUMMER

Did you know that there are now institutions setup solely on the response to the epidemic of SCREEN ADDICTION for kids?  Which only gets worse during the moments of summer "boredom." Tristan Harris of Google and Scott Hagedorn of Omnicom, issued a dire warning that we are on the verge of a global public health crisis with SCREEN ADDICTION.

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The REAL SECRET to Motivation for Yourself and Your Kids

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Back Story

When I was kid I was rarely motivated to do anything other than video games or watching TV.  To say I struggled in school would be laughable to my friends and family who used the phrase “problem child” when mentioning my name in the same sentence.

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My Daughter's Music Teacher is Leaving!

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My Daughter's Music Teacher is Leaving!

We are losing my daughter Emery’s teacher this month to a performance schedule with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  Her teacher has been with us for over 3 years, but more recently started teaching my daughter piano and voice.

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Defining Moments from a Music School Owner

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Benefits of 60 Minute Music Lessons

Most music studios offer either 30 minute or hour long music lessons. These two lesson types each make for a completely different experience.  Younger children with shorter attention spans are better suited for 30-minute music lessons.  Older children tend to be better at focusing,  listening and sticking to a single task for longer periods of time. Another way to frame this would be children who..

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Music Practice Without A Fight

1. Be willing to compromiseUnderstand or decide why a child involved in music is important to you. This will likely be different for each one of your children. For one, it may be a way to learn self-discipline. Another may seek to fit with family tradition, or it may be to bloom their natural talent. Perhaps it will be a trade-off for another extra-curricular activity. Whatever the reason, it..

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