How to Change Violin Strings

One reason that parents often encourage their children to learn to play an instrument is that it provides a great opportunity to learn about responsibility. Owning a violin is a big responsibility,…

Trumpet Tips & Tricks
Trumpet Tips & Tricks

When it comes to playing the trumpet, you can’t expect your child to become a master overnight- it takes plenty of practice and dedication before your child will even come close. Whether…

9 Apps for Musicians
Is It Time for an Instrument Upgrade?

If your child’s music studies concentrate on playing one specific instrument, such as the guitar or piano, the maintenance and costs associated with that instrument will make up the bulk of your…

Back to School Survival Guide for Musicians

Whether you’re a middle school, high school, or college-aged musician, heading back to school can be difficult. Not only do you need to get back into the swing of things mentally but,…

How to motivate your child to practice
How to Motivate Your Child to Practice

Research shows that regularly playing an instrument can increase IQ by seven points in both children and adults and that those who study music score an average of 20 percent higher on…

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