Music News

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

January 5, 2012
The Dalcroze method, also known as Dalcroze Eurhythmics, incorporates the basic elements of music—rhythm, melody, harmony—with body movement, to provide a multi-dimensional approach to music learn...
January 5, 2012
Through the Suzuki method young children master basic musical skills, improve listening ability, and acquire physical comfort with their instrument and with performing....
January 5, 2012
The most important goals of a program are to introduce young students to the basic elements of music: melody, rhythm, sound quality, harmonics, and pitch....
January 5, 2012
If your child is already begging you for a drum set or wants to start percussion lessons, here are several considerations to keep in mind. ...
January 5, 2012
Singing helps children develop their inner world....
January 5, 2012
Is there anyone who does not enjoy some form of music? From our mother’s first lullabies, and accompanying us through holidays, celebrations, sports events, and rituals, music has added beauty, grac...
January 5, 2012
Most teachers agree that the home environment is critical for young musicians. "It affects motivation, effort, persistence, and achievement,” says John McCarthy, director of the Preparatory Division...
January 5, 2012
Before you choose a teacher for your child, you have to know what you want from them. For example, what kind of music would you like your child to learn? Since different musical practices emphasize di...
January 5, 2012
What is the ideal age for a child to start learning an instrument? The answer is: it depends....
January 3, 2012
For most performers, “stage fright”, “nerves” or “performance anxiety” is the thing we dread most about going onstage. Trying not to feel nervous is impossible—it’s like trying not to ...

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