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

Parents face plenty of challenges when it comes to handling their child’s introduction to music. From enrolling them in the best music lessons to finding the perfect instrument, no task is quite…

Looking to Rent a Clarinet? This Clarinet Rental Guide will give you all the info you need about renting a clarinet
Clarinet Buyer’s Guide

  As students enter a school band or orchestra, finding the right clarinet is important. Whether it’s your child’s very first instrument or time for an upgrade, it’s a big decision with…

How to Help Keep Music Programs in Schools
How to Help Keep Music Programs in Schools

  Did you know that the annual cost for a comprehensive K-12 music education program is only about $187 per student? If it’s so cost-effective, why are music programs the first to…

Cello Buying Guide
Cello Buying Guide

Choosing the correct cello can be a difficult task, especially since it’s the second largest instrument in the string family. Consisting of four strings that produce tones an octave lower than the…

Violin Buying Guide
Violin Buying Guide

While most often thought of as a delicate and beautiful orchestral instrument, the violin is actually quite versatile- it’s not uncommon for a violin to be featured in bluegrass or rock music.…

Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Digital Piano Buying Guide

Whether you’re a cost-conscious parent or don’t have the space for a grand piano, sometimes a digital piano just makes more sense. Far cheaper than an acoustic piano and much lighter, too,…

Saxophone Buyers Guide
Saxophone Buying Guide

So You Want to Play the Saxophone… Or maybe you’re a saxophonist with some experience looking for a refresher before you upgrade to your next horn. You might even be a parent…

Why Should My Child Learn to Play an Instrument?
Why Should My Child Learn to Play an Instrument?

  Between sports and scouts, your child’s schedule is probably packed with after-school activities. If you’re thinking about adding music to the mix and are wondering if your child should learn how…

Pianos vs. Keyboards: What Does Your Child Need?
Pianos vs. Keyboards: What Does Your Child Need?

  Piano lessons are a great investment in your child’s future, but what if you don’t already own a piano? Is purchasing a brand new piano really necessary for your child’s success…

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Acoustic Guitar?
Is It Time to Upgrade Your Acoustic Guitar?

If you’ve been playing guitar for a few months, or even a year or two, and are gaining ground, you might want to start thinking about upgrading your guitar to a better…

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