Summer Camp Mad Rock Stories

Floopy Noopers Floopy Noopers return home to St. Charles after playing sold out Subways across the tri-state area. Their plane landed in New York to be greeted by a mob of screaming cousins. Band members were whisked off in a yellow submarine to hold a press conference. Despite a successful tour, rumors spread on social media … Continue reading “Summer Camp Mad Rock Stories”



Summer Camp Mad Rock Libs

Mad Rock Libs with G2G G2G was formed in 1912  in the great city of Moscow When the band first came together they didn’t have any money to buy instruments. Instead, they played a lamp, ouija board, and a meat hook. The band members lived together in a chocolate factory and played music into the … Continue reading “Summer Camp Mad Rock Libs”



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”



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?”



Quick singing lesson exercise

Rock school vocal instructor Emmoe Doniz provides a quick singing lesson in this short video. She shares a quick tip with this singing exercise to warm up your vocal chords and improve vocal accuracy. In this video, she will lead you through a few quick exercises from Page 17 of the “Sightsinging” vocal instruction booklet. … Continue reading “Quick singing lesson exercise”



VOICE LESSONS: Proper Breathing Techniques for Singing

Every vocalist should know how to breathe correctly, protect their vocal chords, and find correct vowel placements. Breathing is one of the most important things to be mindful of when singing. Be sure to breathe in by expanding your rib cage outward. Creating this space allows you to take bigger breaths. Your breathing determines how … Continue reading “VOICE LESSONS: Proper Breathing Techniques for Singing”



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