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...
How to Buy an Instrument for a Beginner

How to Buy an Instrument for a Beginner

If your child is joining the band this year or taking up a new instrument in private lessons, you’re probably in the market for a good-enough-but-not-too-expensive instrument. Buying an instrument can be intimidating, especially if you’re not a musician yourself....
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...
Meet the Drums!

Meet the Drums!

Drums form the rhythmic foundation for many kinds of music. While it may seem easy to tap out a rhythm, there’s a whole lot more to becoming a skilled drummer than just feeling a beat or pulling off a dramatic roll. If you want to learn the drums, you’ll need the...