Summer Plans

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Articles for Parents, Articles for Students | No Comments

So your child has successfully finished a year of band.  Congratulations!  It takes a lot of commitment to be a part of the band and your child showed great dedication this year.  As the school year comes to a close it seems band is coming to an end, but I want to give you a ...

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Tips for Preparing a Solo

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Articles for Students | No Comments

Working on solos is one of the most beneficial activities you will do in band. It will reinforce the things you have already learned and expand your skills with new knowledge. Another added benefit of playing a solo is helping you gain confidence in your playing. It is perfectly normal to have some anxiety about playing by yourself, but ...

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Five Tips for Better Practice

Posted by on Jul 4, 2009 in Articles for Students, Practice Tips | No Comments

WARM-UP Like athletes, musicians need to warm up the muscles they’ll be using. Start slowly with long tones such as whole and half notes. This will help get your mind and body focused and ready to go on. SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF These goals should be based on what your teacher assigned: for example, “today ...

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Why Do We Teach Music?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2009 in Articles for Students | No Comments

Not because we expect you to major in music, Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life, Not so you can relax, Not so you can have fun, But – so you will be human, So you will recognize beauty. So you will be sensitive, So you will have something to ...

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