What's the Right Age to Begin Music Lessons?

"We’ve all heard the stories of famed musical prodigies, from Mozart writing his first symphony at the age of eight to Stevie Wonder signing with Motown at 11. Even if your child isn’t performing with the New York Philharmonic or the Chicago Symphony by age 11 (like violinist Midori and Herbie Hancock, respectively), your family is undoubtedly exposed to talented..

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Even The Youngest Children Can Learn To Make Music

Creative Soul Music School is now offering some exciting new programs, even for those very young future musicians.  

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Seven Ways Every Child Can Benefit From Music Education

I do not think it is a surprise that all of us at Creative Soul believe in the importance of musical education. Carol Watson at National Nannies writes:

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New Technology for Music Education

Music - for those who love it - is a life-long pursuit.  The landscape of the musical world is constantly changing, not only is sound and style, but also in the way we consume and distribute music.  As music teachers and instructors, the job sometimes becomes even more complex.

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Top Apps To Help You Learn Guitar

In this age of smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices, musicians (and future musicians) have a whole new set of tools to help them perfect their craft.

For the aspiring guitarist out there, tech writer and blogger Tim Brookes found five completely free apps for the iphone/ipad. These apps will help music students of all levels learn guitar.

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Creative Soul: Instructor Spotlight - Josh Brown

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 Can Jazz Music Lessons Teach Children?

Everyone has their own musical prefrerence.  I discovered my love for music at eleven-years-old.  As I entered high school, I had a very narrow view of music.  Now in my thirties, I have found a new appreciation for all types of music, from rock to bluegrass to big band to hip hop and everything in between.  As my boys have grown to love music, I have done my best to expose them to all genres..

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Overcoming Songwriter's Block

Finding inspiration can often be harder than finding rain during a Texas summer. Not knowing when or where your next song, essay, or poem will come from, can make completion seem like a far-off dream.  Chris Bolton, musician and songwriter, offers some advice:

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How Music Education Can Change A Child's Life

How can music education change a child's life?  From Little Kids Rock...

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Creative Soul: Instructor Spotlight - Kendyl Shaw

Say hello to our new Assistant Director, Kendyl Shaw!

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