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What Is the Most Popular Instrument to Play?

Posted by Sarah Mace on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 @ 07:15 AM

Photo by Amanda tipton / CC-BY-NC-ND

Whether you’ve been playing an instrument your whole life or are just getting started, you know how valuable honing a skill like this can be. Playing an instrument opens up a variety of doors musically and socially. And, if you’re a parent, chances are you want your child to keep on playing the instrument they choose as kids, possibly unlike yourself – maybe you’re kicking yourself for not keeping up with the violin! Whether you or your children want to learn how to play an instrument, this list of the most popular instruments to play in the United States might help you select the perfect instrument.

This ranking of popular instruments is based on several factors, like: ease of playing, cost, versatility of the instrument, and career opportunities. Which instrument do you want to play?

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Can Music Lessons Reduce Aggression?

Posted by Casey Thomas on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

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 the ability to change your feelings, your mood and your outlook on life and the individuals you intereact with.

This article moved me. Thought it best to share. It's kind of amazing how music drives us. This is just another way of looking at its power. Enjoy!

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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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Meet Andy. Our Keller instructor world rocker with a Music Ed degree!

Posted by Samantha Thomas on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 09:31 AM

“Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
- Malcolm S. Forbes

If you've been following our  Instructor Highlight Series, we hope you're enjoying our New Instructor Highlights. We continue today with our newest instructor highlight - Andy! Below you'll find some cool facts about our newest Creative Soul Instructor along with some fun "Did you know that?!" facts about the instructors you're already getting to know. So meet Andy! On our Keller/Watauga School staff, he's rockin' the suburbs, teaching Voice Lessons & Drum Lessons in Keller. Read more about Andy:
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Drummer with no hands inspires the world and your lessons!

Posted by Samantha Thomas on Sun, Sep 22, 2013 @ 06:11 PM

Armless Drummer: A Powerhouse Percussionist & Bass Player! Cornel Hrisca-Munn plays drums & bass despite having no arms. What were you complaining about again?

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Fort Worth Drum instructor, Josh Herb, wins Drumoff Competition!

Posted by Daniel Starnes on Sat, Sep 21, 2013 @ 09:32 AM

This past Tuesday, Sept 17, one of Creative Soul's very own Fort Worth Drum Instructors, Josh Herb, competed and won FIRST PLACE in Round 1 of the Guitar Center Drum-Off Competition! It was a fierce competition, but Josh's Drum Solo put him at the top!

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Creative Soul: Instructor Spotlight - Josh Brown

Posted by Alyssa McCraw on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 01:15 PM

Check out the latest addition to our Instructor Spotlight video series, featuring the incredible Josh Brown!  Josh has previously toured with artists such as Switchfoot and teaches a multitude of instruments.

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What do video games and music lessons have in common?

Posted by Anthony Miller on Mon, May 14, 2012 @ 09:22 PM

Should you encourage your child to learn a musical instrument?  Do music lessons have benefits beyond the ability to "Rock"!

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