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”



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”



What is a Good Age to Start Taking Lessons?

Is Your Child Ready for Music Lessons? One of the most popular questions I get from parents is at what age should I start my child’s music education? One of the most important aspects of a child’s music education is to understand what the goal of the lesson is. Children ages 2-3 (toddler) can grasp some very … Continue reading “What is a Good Age to Start Taking Lessons?”



Kidzrock Licensing Expands

It’s Sean Stone’s job to teach little kids how to “rock out.” Having fun and learning basic music skills is the goal of the Kidzrock program Stone directs through Halpin Music Company. Two bands of four showed off the skills they learned in the eight-week course at a concert Sunday afternoon in the Riverbender Community … Continue reading “Kidzrock Licensing Expands”



Guitar Lessons: Guitar Pedal Review with Matt Maher

In this blog I will be reviewing two pedals on my guitar pedal board which I believe make my set-up very unique. These two guitar pedals are the Joe Satriani Time Machine Delay from Vox, and the Super Shifter PS-5 from Boss. These two pedals are very easy to over abuse because of simply how … Continue reading “Guitar Lessons: Guitar Pedal Review with Matt Maher”



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