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Casey Thomas

Casey James Thomas is the founder of Creative Soul Music School, Texas, since 2006. For 16 years, Creative Soul Music School have 3 successful locations: Fort Worth, Keller Watauga, and Southlake Grapevine. He is a piano teacher and is married to a singer-songwriter Samantha Thomas.
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Summer Success Tips For Music Lessons

When we think of summer, the first thing that enters our minds is how we enjoy a vacation and take a break from everything. And even if there are summer music lessons, some children seem to be undetermined by it. Summer can be fun and laid back but setting a musical success routine for your summer can take some preparation! Here are some easy tips to make the transition:

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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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