Is It Too Late To Learn An Instrument?

As adults, we often look back with regret at the things we could’ve done, but didn’t. For many, music lessons top the list of those “should haves.” I have talked to many, many adults who lament the fact that they gave up music lessons as a child. These conversations...

Finding an Exceptional Music Teacher

Google “music teachers in Tampa” and you’ll get over 2 million results. It’s not hard to find a teacher. But it can be more challenging to find a great teacher. What separates the competent from the exceptional? Let’s take a look. Experience We’ll start with the...

VIDEO: John Tracy Interview Parts 3 & 4 – Business, Teaching, and Life Advice for Music Teachers

I really enjoyed my recent interview with Mimi West, the founder of “My Dream Teacher.”  She has posted a four-part video series from the interview session.  In the final two videos I advise music teachers on how to strengthen their networks and sharpen...

VIDEO: John Tracy Interview Part 2 – What Most Music Students Overlook

This is the second video of four that was taped as part of an interview with Mimi West, the founder of “My Dream Teacher.”  You can check out the website by clicking here.  I had a lot of fun answering a variety of questions about my music education in...

Shopping for a Violin

Shopping for a violin?  Finding the right instrument can make a huge difference in how quickly you progress in your training.  Here is some expert advice on finding a quality instrument from “The 3-Fingered Violinist.”  Shopping for a violin can be both...
Recipe for Enjoying Music Lessons

Recipe for Enjoying Music Lessons

As a parent, you want music lessons to be a positive experience for your child. But sometimes there is a disconnect between that desire and the actual day to day grind of lessons, practice time, and recitals. The good news is that your approach to your child’s music...