How to Choose a Music Teacher

How to Choose a Music Teacher

Let’s face it. Music teachers are a dime a dozen. Anybody can hang out a shingle and offer lessons, whether they’ve been playing their instrument for 5 years or 30. And choosing someone with a music degree doesn’t always guarantee a good fit either. Being a great...
Our Best Advice for Beginning Musicians

Our Best Advice for Beginning Musicians

Summer is almost over, and if your child plans to begin music lessons in the fall, now is the time to start thinking through schedules and goals. Starting a new instrument is an exciting prospect, but as the excitement wears off and the daily grind sets in, students...
Summer’s Coming! Should Your Child Take a Break from Music Lessons?

Summer’s Coming! Should Your Child Take a Break from Music Lessons?

The school year is winding down, and many kids will be taking a break from their regularly scheduled activities for family vacation and some down time. Parents also want a break—a break from paying for lessons and making budding young musicians keep up with practice...
Spring is In the Air: Are Your Kids Practicing?

Spring is In the Air: Are Your Kids Practicing?

When spring taps us on the shoulder after a long winter, most of us want to spend as much time outside as possible. I can still remember sitting at the piano one lovely spring day as a young piano student, plinking out a practice exercise while behind me the screen...