Music News

Read breaking news and items of interest from the world of music in the San Francisco Bay Area and far beyond.

January 6, 2012
The news that your child needs braces can be a big, well, adjustment for both parents and the child. And if they play a wind instrument, questions arise about how a mouth full of metal will affect to...
January 6, 2012
When children play in ensembles, they have individual responsibilities but also share the experience of making music with the other players. The size of the ensemble, whether a duet or small combo, or...
January 6, 2012
Finding the right teacher makes all the difference. Start by asking for recommendations from friends and family. You might also want to give a call to the music teacher at your child’s school (they ...
January 6, 2012
Children between the ages of 3 and 10 should have a parent present at both lessons and practice sessions....
January 5, 2012
Parents of young children learning music are advised to be involved in their daily practice sessions....
January 5, 2012
To belt or not to belt? This is often a controversial question within the singing community....
January 5, 2012
You may wonder, when researching music teachers, whether your child needs classical training if she or he is more interested in rock, jazz, folk or world music, for example....
January 5, 2012
Improvisation—the spontaneous creation of music—is an ancient art practiced in cultures worldwide. We tend to think of it these days in terms of jazz, where improvisation, the making of melodies i...

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