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
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...
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.

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