Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Violin Bow

As a violin student advances from a beginner to an intermediate level, they may require a higher quality bow. The superior craftsmanship of a decent bow will provide them with the tools…

Tips for Choosing the Right Piano Bench
Piano Teaching Tips from Martha Mier

I have always loved the cool sounds of jazz or blues music. My Jazz, Rags & Blues series has been very popular with today’s young piano students. Many piano teachers have told…

Clarinet Ligatures: How to Choose the Best One
Clarinet Ligatures: How to Choose the Best One

So, you’ve been playing the clarinet for a while and want to start experimenting with its sound? Since a clarinet’s ligature affects how the reed vibrates, most clarinetists match their ligature to…

Tips & Advice for New Trombonists
Tips & Advice for New Trombonists

Learning how to play the tuba is a fun and exciting time in your child’s life, filled with memories that they’ll cherish for years to come. While music comes to naturally to…

Six Ways to Avoid the Brass Repair Shop

As a parent, the small things can quickly add up: replacing a lost retainer, unexpected field trip fees, visits to the doctor, the list goes on. If you want to prevent unexpected…

How to Get Your Child Excited to Play an Instrument
How to Get Your Child Excited to Play an Instrument

Mastering an instrument takes time, dedication, and discipline, and sometimes getting your child excited to play that instrument in the first place is no different. According to the Public Attitudes Towards Music…

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