Make Music Day: How to Participate
Make Music Day: How to Participate

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fete de Musique, Make Music Day is a free celebration of music that takes place in more than 120 countries around the world. Each year…

What Are the Different Parts of the Trumpet?
What Are the Different Parts of the Trumpet?

Featured in a wide variety of different musical genres, ranging from orchestral music and jazz to rock and pop, the trumpet is one of the most popular and interesting musical instruments around.…

How to Choose a Music Lesson Program for Your Child
Saxophone Ligatures: Choosing the Best One

Saxophonists, like any other musicians, are known to do what they can to produce the best possible sound from their instrument. Sometimes this means practicing for several hours a day and other…

Can Listening to Music Help You Study?
Can Listening to Music Help You Study?

Feature photo via Tulane Public Relations, CC For a long time, there’s been some debate about whether or not listening to music while you study is beneficial or detrimental. Students who believe…

Tips to Get the Most from Your Violin Lessons
Essential Violin Accessories for Students

So, your child has decided to take violin lessons and you couldn’t be more excited- until you start thinking about the laundry list of accessories you’ll need to purchase in addition to…

Tuba Buying Guide
Tuba Buying Guide

When it comes time for parents to buy their child their first tuba, things can quickly get complicated. What size does my child need? Why are tubas so expensive? Does the finish…

Clarinet Advice for Beginners

While the clarinet is a fun and versatile woodwind instrument to play and learn, the process can be challenging and confusing, especially for those who are new to the instrument. Whether you…

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…

Welcome to the Vault @ Music & Arts

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