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”



The Benefits of 60 Minute Music Lessons

The Benefits of 60 Minute Music Lessons   Most music studios offer either 30 minute or hour long music lessons. These two lesson types each make for a completely different experience.  Younger children with shorter attention spans are better suited for 30-minute music lessons.  Older children tend to be better at focusing,  listening and sticking … Continue reading “The Benefits of 60 Minute Music 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?”



St. Louis rock music summer camp returns for 2016

Dave Simon’s Rock School summer camp is back for its 12th year offering a rock and roll summer camp for teens, middle schoolers and elementary-age children in St. Louis. The music school places campers into rock bands as they spend they work with a music professional recording a CD and rehearsing for an end-of-session concert. Campers will receive lessons on their instrument … Continue reading “St. Louis rock music summer camp returns for 2016”



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