Music News

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January 6, 2012
It's hard to be at your best when you don't take care of yourself, and your string instrument is no different. Neglect can lead to long term damage or, at the very least, your instrument not sounding ...
January 6, 2012
The key here is whether your child (or whoever is playing) is a beginner, a casual player, just trying the instrument out, or is really into it and is seriously expressing herself/ himself through the...
January 6, 2012
Electronic keyboards have a wide range of uses. They are portable, they can be hooked up, via an industry-standard MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) to a computer for composition, recording,...
January 6, 2012
Consider the needs of the person(s) playing the piano in your house, but you should also think long term. A good upright piano in average household conditions will last 40-50 years before needing a ma...
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.

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