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Drum Kit for Kids

How to Choose the Right Drum Set for Your Child

So your kiddo came to you and said that their musical heart beats to the rhythm of a drum kit—congrats! Learning the drums is a fun, fulfilling endeavor that opens up a wide world of music and instruments to explore. It also comes with a learning curve—especially if you and your child are new to […]

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Musical Instrument Engagement

6 Tips for Keeping Kids Engaged in Their Musical Instrument

Learning a musical instrument is a journey that can be both enriching and demanding, particularly for children. Besides supporting cognitive development and academic performance, music provides an outlet for creativity and self-expression, along with a shared language for connecting with others. But mastery of an instrument doesn’t happen overnight. It requires consistent effort and perseverance. […]

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National Band Directors' Day

National Band Directors’ Day

To celebrate National Band Directors’ Day, our school services team is shining a spotlight on several band directors who are recognized for their exceptional dedication and support in education.  From fostering a love for music in students to overcoming challenges, these stories capture the essence of what makes educators truly remarkable. Seth Riehl Anna S. […]

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Upgrade Your Sound

Upgrade Your Sound

The Importance of Upgrading Your Musical Instrument The bond between musician and instrument is special. Most seasoned players will even describe their instrument as an extension of themselves. However, as you progress on your musical journey, you may find yourself at a crossroads: do you stick with your trusty companion, or is it time to […]

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Band Rooms Upgraded

Band Rooms Upgraded

Celebrating the Sweepstakes Winners! The Sweepstakes: A New Opportunity Music & Arts has recently partnered with Pearl and Adams, offering band directors across the country an exciting sweepstakes opportunity. This collaboration presents Middle/Junior and High School music educators with an unforgettable prize: One kit valued at $50,000 and another at $25,000, each containing a customized […]

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WWBW Joins Music & Arts

Woodwind & Brasswind is Joining Music & Arts

When One Journey Ends, Another Begins: After four decades of serving professional players and beginners alike, Woodwind & Brasswind is joining Music & Arts in an exciting new endeavor to enhance the musical experience for musicians across the country. Continuing a Legacy: Woodwind & Brasswind is joining Music & Arts, but its legacy is not […]

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Symphony Orchestra Competition

Preparing for Music Competitions

A Guide to Music Competition Mastery and Confidence Spring is quickly approaching, which means it’s time for us to tune into a topic that resonates with many of our dedicated musicians: preparing for music competitions. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or gearing up for your first competition, this guide is composed to help you orchestrate […]

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Celebrating the Rhythms of Life with Terry Koger

In the spirit of Black History Month, Music & Arts is honored to shine a spotlight on Terry Koger’s story, a tale not merely of notes and rhythms but of passion and the transformative power of education. Our conversation with Terry not only peels back the layers of his personal music education journey but also […]

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Black History Month Musicians

The Rock and Roll Revolution: Black Musicians Who Paved the Way

As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s crucial to honor the monumental contributions of Black musicians to the genre of rock and roll—a genre that owes its very essence and vitality to the creativity, innovation, and enduring influence of Black artists. Delving deeper into the roots of rock and roll, we highlight the Black musicians […]

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Jason Ferrell Music

Harmonizing Passion and Education: A Conversation with Jazz Maestro Jason Ferrell 

Delve into the world of jazz with Jason Ferrell, a distinguished educational representative based in Columbus, Ohio. With a life steeped in music and an unwavering passion for jazz, Jason shares his journey, influences, and insights into the art of jazz education.  Jason’s Musical Beginnings Born and raised in Columbus, Jason’s musical journey began with […]

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