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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 ...
January 3, 2012
Whether auditioning for opera or musical theater, it's essential for singers to understand the role of the audition pianist and how they can contribute to an audition. Think of it as a partnership: Bo...
January 3, 2012
Excerpted by Lisa Petrie Playing-related injuries are more common than you’d think, and differ among instrument groups....

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