Vibrato: An Overview for Trombonists
Vibrato: An Overview for Trombonists

Whether you’re a new or seasoned trombonist, you’ve likely heard your band or orchestra teacher make reference to the term “vibrato”. Vibrato is a music embellishment that’s produced by varying a note’s…

2016 Summer Camps & Music Programs
2016 Summer Camps & Music Programs

Summer is right around the corner and, as a parent or guardian, you’re probably looking for ways to keep your children occupied. Whether your teen is thinking about majoring in music in…

Clarinet Mouthpieces: A Buying Guide
Clarinet Mouthpieces: A Buying Guide

A huge part of being a successful clarinet student and performer is choosing the right mouthpiece. Whether you’re replacing a damaged mouthpiece or are looking for an upgrade to improve your sound…

The Difference Between a Beginner and Professional Mouthpieces
Alto & Tenor Sax: Similarities & Differences

When it comes to saxophones, there are four major varieties: soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. Among these, the alto and tenor saxophones have become favorites among musicians, composers, and listeners. Professional musicians,…

Everyday Reed Maintenance Tips
Everyday Reed Maintenance Tips

A good reed is hard to find. Many clarinet and saxophone players spend the better part of their time searching through a box of reeds trying to find the best ones. If…

Tips and Advice for Cello Players
Tips and Advice for Cello Players

Whether you’re new to playing the cello or haven’t picked up the instrument for a couple decades, you can’t expect to become a master overnight- it will take plenty of practice, determination,…

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