How To Cure the Practice Problem: Part One

I conducted a survey asking parents three questions pertaining to their attitudes and expectations of music lessons in relation to other enrichment activities (i.e. team sports, karate, and dance). What I learned is that parents judge their child’s success in music with different criteria than all other enrichment activities. When it came to sports or … Continue reading “How To Cure the Practice Problem: Part One”



Deciding Between Private or Group Lessons

We are frequently asked our opinion on which is better between private or group lessons. The short answer is that there is no one right answer. But the reality is, there are benefits to your child’s musical and overall development in both. And many times, when kids participate in both, we’ve seen it have an … Continue reading “Deciding Between Private or Group Lessons”



Do video games positively effect musical development?

By Matt Maher, Music Instructor I have learned from several of my students that they spend about two hours playing video games almost every day. This is quite a decent chunk of time in someone’s day to spend on leisurely activities. Therefore, we have to assess what the value of playing a music video game … Continue reading “Do video games positively effect musical development?”



Purchasing a Beginner Electric Guitar

When purchasing an electric guitar for a beginner most parents would like to save some money. It is important to see if your child is going to stick with his or her musical journey. Searching for a guitar as someone who knows nothing about guitars can be a daunting task. When I speak to parents … Continue reading “Purchasing a Beginner Electric Guitar”



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