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My Daughter's Music Teacher is Leaving!

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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Top 6 Reasons Why People Take Music Lessons

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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Defining Moments from a Music School Owner

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The REAL SECRET to Motivation for Yourself and Your Kids

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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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Is your child ready to learn an instrument?

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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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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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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..

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Can Music Lessons Reduce Aggression?

Can Music Lessons Reduce Aggression?

In the article below, I found myself pondering the question, "Can music lessons really reduce aggressions in individuals?" 

Many of us enjoy reading or writing books, practicing and playing a given sport, or even mastering or inventing ideas you might have. In doing so, you are able to release the ability and the drive to move forward in life through the gift of creativity. This also releases..

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Why Do Our Children Quit Piano Lessons?

 

Have you ever heard somone say, "I used to take piano lessons as a child, and I wish my parents would have never let me quit"? I'm guessing that you have at least once.

This has became a common mantra that I hear often, not only as a music instructor, but as an individual. I started asking some of my students as to why they think their kids want to learn how to play the piano. Here's a few..

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