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6 Ways to Learn an Instrument

Posted by Katie Gayle on Wed, May 11, 2016 @ 08:15 AM

Everyone learns in a differently. While the end goal may be the same for many children (to learn and practice a musical instrument), they may not reach that goal in the same way. Take a look at the different ways people can learn an instrument, and how that incorporates people’s different styles of learning.

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Tags: music, Best Learning Strategies

Why Do Our Children Quit Piano Lessons?

Posted by Casey Thomas on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 03:37 PM

 

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 the reasons I recently discovered:

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Do You Think Your Child Is Ready For Music?

Posted by Casey Thomas on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

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 are a few characteristics in comparison to watch for from your child to see if they are musically inclined.  If you do not see these characteristics, don't worry your child might not gravitate to playing an instrument yet.  It can sometimes happen over night though.  Also, check out the video of a 1 year old that truly loves music and is ready to learn.

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Teaching Children Through the Power of Music

Posted by Casey Thomas on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

A new study has proven once and for all what many have suspected all along: Taking piano lessons can make kids smarter!

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Killer Songwriting Lesson from Paramount!

Posted by Samantha Thomas on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 @ 05:50 PM

Songwriting Lesson: Hooks Make Hits. Make Sure Your Songs Have Great Ones!

"If you as a songwriter aren't paying attention to hooks when you write, it's time you re-thought how you work. Most writers are familiar with the "hook." It's the part of a song usually repeated over and over — the phrase that listeners sing along with and remember most about the song. Hooks are super important in creating radio hits, and as the following points out, important when it comes to getting your music in film and on television.

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3 Successful Strategies To Learning Music

Posted by Casey Thomas on Mon, Dec 05, 2011 @ 05:44 PM

 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 successful learning strategies we have learned from our best students.

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