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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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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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Is your child ready to learn an instrument?

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We signed up to be a pro on Thumbtack.  Why you might ask.  Because we feel we work hard to be the best.  We eat, sleep, drink lessons and how to inspire students and ourselves. 
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3 Successful Strategies To Learning Music

 If your new to music or a seasoned pro, it can be very difficult to find the best school or instructor that would be a good fit for you or your child.  If you want to make sure you don't waste your money and time on your instrument and lessons, only to quit 3 months later when your disinterested, then you should know it might be your learning strategy that needs to change. Here are a 3..

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How to start a band

  1. Find musicians. Typically, for a rock band, you will need at least one guitarist, one bassist, and a drummer, and the lead singer can either play an instrument or not.
  2. Come up with a name. You can pick something meaningful or just one that sounds cool. Typically the band will decide on the name. The best names are usually short and easy to hear, read, and spell. That way it's easy to remember
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7 Things Every Parent Should Know About Music Lessons

Most parents consider enrolling their children in music lessons. They were probably enrolled in music lessons as kids themselves. It's just something we all do. But there is good reason for this generational pattern. 

Music lessons can be one of the best tools for building confidence, discipline, and problem-solving, not to mention the social benefits that will last a lifetime.  Whether they are..

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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 of..

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Adult Guitar Lessons...It's never too late!

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Interested In Guitar Lessons?

Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks! Seriously you can, how do I know? Because we are in the business of teaching music to everyone...of all ages. Learning an instrument as an adult is always in the "Top Ten Bucket Lists" for most, and there is a reason why. Learning an instrument can be fun and rewarding for the rest of your life. The time you spend on..

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Do You Think Your Child Is Ready For Music?

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5 ways to know your child is ready for music.

I have been teaching young children music for around 15 years now and I had to ask myself the same question recently, "When is my child ready for music lessons?"  I knew because of research and experience teaching, but when I saw my own child demonstrate similar characteristics I knew what I told our parents all these years was actually true.

Here..

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