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Holiday Gift Guide: Different Strokes for Different Folks

Holiday Gift Guide: Different Strokes for Different Folks

Our last post talked about where to look for and buy musical instruments and if you have really decided that the gift to get your loved own is a musical instrument you then the next step is to start to look at your budget and value of the actual instrument. Obviously,...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Where to buy a Musical Instrument Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide: Where to buy a Musical Instrument Gifts

With Christmas right around the corner, many people are considering getting a musical instrument or musical equipment for their friend, loved one, son, or daughter. A musical instrument or music equipment is a very good gift to get for someone, especially if you know...

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What it Means to be a Music Lab Location

What it Means to be a Music Lab Location

There comes a time for many music educators where he or she considers the idea of opening their own music school. The reasons for this are very different for everyone, but this is part of the normal evolution of many musicians.  For some, it's the love of...

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5 Important Reasons to Own a Music Academy

5 Important Reasons to Own a Music Academy

Starting a music school provides many benefits to you, your students, and community! Here are some important reasons to start a music academy. Did you know that nine-in-ten kids want to learn an instrument? Music is a wonderful gift and starting a music...

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9 Tips for Starting a Music School

9 Tips for Starting a Music School

Have you always dreamed of starting a music school? Here are some tips to help you open your very own studio. In 2018, the music industry generated $51.5 billion! Music is bigger than ever. But that isn't necessarily restricted to things like vinyl and...

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How to Choose an Acoustic Guitar for Kids

How to Choose an Acoustic Guitar for Kids

Does your child want to learn guitar? Here's what you should consider when choosing an acoustic guitar for kids. Your child has expressed an interest in learning to play acoustic guitar. Great! But now it's your turn to figure out what to look for in an acoustic...

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Practice Makes Perfect: How to Practice More Efficiently

Practice Makes Perfect: How to Practice More Efficiently

You may be practising daily, but if you aren't practising well that might not matter. Here's everything you need to know about how to practice more efficiently. Have you always dreamed about being able to play the piano, the drums, the guitar, or another musical...

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The Top 3 Easiest Instruments for Adults to Learn

The Top 3 Easiest Instruments for Adults to Learn

You're never too old to get into music! That said, some instruments are easier than others. Here are the three easiest instruments to learn for adult beginners. Music is therapeutic. And it's food for the soul and the brain. MRI scans that monitored adult brains'...

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How to Find a Great Music Teacher for Your Child

How to Find a Great Music Teacher for Your Child

In this guide, discover how to find the best music teacher for your child. Look for the right traits of a good teacher, which are explained in this guide. Did you know that children who learn an instrument tend to be better problem solvers and perform better...

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How to Get Your Child to Stick With Singing Lessons

How to Get Your Child to Stick With Singing Lessons

Pretty much every adult regrets not sticking with some activity from childhood. Here's how to get your kid to stick with singing lessons! This may come as a surprise to you, but most kids aren't exactly crazy about singing lessons. Now, some children simply don't like...

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5 Incredible Benefits of Voice Lessons for Children

5 Incredible Benefits of Voice Lessons for Children

There she goes again singing "Let it Go" from the other room for the 15th time today! You think to yourself, my child has a decent voice for her age! Is it time to get her a singing teacher? Research has shown that kids are physically and emotionally ready for formal...

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The Lasting Benefits of Violin Lessons for Kids

The Lasting Benefits of Violin Lessons for Kids

Over 50 percent of American households have at least one member who plays a musical instrument. Whether you proudly play an instrument or are considering signing your kid up for violin lessons, it's important to understand the many benefits that come from this hobby....

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How Do Music Lessons For Kids Teach Discipline?

How Do Music Lessons For Kids Teach Discipline?

If you've heard somewhere that music lessons are a great way to teach discipline, rest assured it's true. But how exactly does discipline evolve from music? Kids are naturals at lots of activities. From building with blocks to creating art to playing make-believe,...

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5 Ways to Make Piano Practice More Fun For Your Child

5 Ways to Make Piano Practice More Fun For Your Child

Have you noticed your child becoming bored with their music lessons? The piano is a beautiful-sounding instrument but its lesson plans can be a little underwhelming. While you may think it's best to have them step away from it for a while, it's the...

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The Lasting Benefits of Violin Lessons for Kids

Enhanced Academic Skills Turns out, there's a relationship between the kids who sign up for violin lessons and the grades they earn in school. Music is inherently connected with education. By learning the different intricacies that come with music, you're improving...

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When to Begin Piano Lessons for Children

Piano lessons can be an immensely rewarding activity for your children. Not only will it allow them to express their emotions through music, but it can also have a positive impact on their cognitive performance. Piano lessons for children have been found...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Musical Instruments for Kids

It's never too early to introduce your child to music. If you're unsure of where to start, here is a guide to the best beginner musical instruments for kids. Finding the right musical instruments for kids can seem as difficult as learning how to play them....

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5 Surprising Reasons to Start Playing the Drums

Trying to encourage an appreciation for music? It's time for plan B. Here are 5 ways playing the drums can improve your child's life. Did you know that drummers report feeling less stressed and happier than most people? Whether you're considering which...

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3 Ways Music Lessons for Kids Boost Academic Strength

Beyond teaching them a valuable skill, music lessons for kids can also improve academic performance. If you're a parent that wants your child to become self-actualized, focused and productive, one of the best things you can do is sign them up for music...

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How Playing in A Band Promotes Social Skills in Kids

Playing in a band is one of the best ways for your kid to develop new musical and social skills. Learn more about how playing in a band can improve your child. As a parent of a little rocker, you're probably used to a few things. Driving to band practice,...

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Drum Lessons: Kid Approved, Parent Tolerated Tips

You knew your child wanted to be a drummer since that day a wooden spoon met your stock pot. Here are tips for drum lessons that will make it fun for everyone! A child who expresses interest in music should be encouraged to play their instrument of choice....

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The Power of the ii-V-I Progression

There are so many ways to learn an instrument. For piano, you often hear of multiple different methods of teaching. There is the Suzuki method, Bastien piano basics, Music Tree, and some students simply learn by watching other piano players play in church,...

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Lock It Down

“Got the foundation on lock down, mmmhmm. If there’s no foundation I’m not going in the house.” -Rachelle Ferrell on her drummer, John Roberts There’s nothing like a good groove. It’s a scientific fact. There are always certain songs that make us stop what we’re doing...

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6 Benefits of Bass Guitar Lessons

6 Benefits of Bass Guitar Lessons There are a lot of reasons folks become interested in learning a new instrument. Perhaps you're a working professional looking to round out your skills. Or, maybe you're a parent who heard that music lessons help boost cognitive...

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Church Drumming, Dos and Don’ts

Church Drumming, Dos and Don’ts Most of us will play at a church at some point. Regardless of your beliefs, you will either find yourself serving on a worship team regularly, filling in for a friend at their home church, or hired as a guest musician. Personally, I...

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3 Ways Music Develops Well-rounded Children

3 Ways Music Develops Well-rounded Children Everyone has heard about the Mozart effect. Maybe you placed headphones on your (or your partner's) pregnant belly with classical music playing in order to increase your baby's future SAT scores. Simply listening to music...

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What Will Music Lessons Do for Me?

What Will Music Lessons Do for Me? The gift of music has been passed down from generation to generation. Learning how to play a musical instrument has both intrinsic and extrinsic value. Unlike many other activities, music can (in many ways) tap into all five of our...

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Go Buy a CD

Go Buy a CD As musicians, recorded music is a super important part of our lives. Music is our source of learning, study, growth, and enjoyment. It is the resource that allows us to learn from the best of the best. If I wanted to, I could listen to John Coltrane play...

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Why You’re Never too Old for Adult Music Lessons

Why You're Never too Old for Adult Music Lessons Why You're Never too Old for Adult Music Lessons Learning to play a musical instrument is a wonderful ability to have, no matter your age. Read on to learn why you're never too old for adult music lessons. Learning a...

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The Importance of Music Education in Child Development

The Importance of Music Education in Child Development The old adage that "music calms the soul" has gained so much acceptance that everyone resorts to music for pretty much everything. From entertainment to relaxing our minds and inducing sleep, music plays an...

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More Instruments Joining Our Already Big Family

As many of you know we have been going through a complete rebrand of our schools since sept 2016 and we are starting to get closer to becoming a multi-instrument music school at all of our locations. Currently, only our Granite Bay location offers all instruments and...

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