The Best Gifts for Musicians
The Best Gifts for Musicians

The holiday season is right around the corner, and we all know what that means- secret santa’s, gift exchanges between friends, family, and co-workers, stocking stuffers, and crowded malls. If you prefer…

The Best Christmas Gifts for Guitar Players
The Best Christmas Gifts for Guitar Players

Finding the perfect gift for a guitar player can be hard; even more so if you aren’t musically inclined yourself. If you’re stumped about what to get your guitar-playing child, friend, or…

Teaching Classical Guitar Technique

By Scott Schwertfeger, Guitar instructor in Burke, VA The modern, nylon string “classical” guitar is an amazing instrument and vehicle for music expression. It comes from a long line of distant cousins,…

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Violinists
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Violinists

Do you need to finish your shopping in a hurry? Prefer to avoid the chaos of the malls after Thanksgiving? Whether you got invited to a Christmas party at the last minute…

How to Care for Your Bassoon

Buying a bassoon is no casual purchase. That’s why, once you’ve invested in an instrument of your own, it’s important to take proper care of it so that it will last as…

What is the Dalcroze Method?

Most music teachers use what are known as method books. Method books are like textbooks for learning to play an instrument, master a particular technique, or just to provide a useful structure…

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