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Video: 9 Easy Ways to Care for Your Voice

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Best Piano Books to Challenge & Motivate Your Students

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A handy list to cover the essentials, narrow the options by Lara Levitan The breadth of piano books to use with your students can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a new teacher. To help narrow the big world of options out there, check out this list of books recommended by our teachers, with notes included…. Read more »

How to Supercharge Your Music Lessons After Summer

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3 tips for boosting lesson performance and achieving your goals In this short video, Abraham shares a few helpful hints for resuming lessons, and working effectively with your teacher, after a long summer. Want more music education advice? Check out our videos on YouTube!

Student Spotlight: Two Sisters Form a Band and a Bond

Rock duo No Results prove music’s power in restoring relationships by Lara Levitan Depending on which sister you ask, the origin of the name “No Results” differs. According to Ava–who writes, sings, and plays ukulele, tambourine, and drums—it came from the fact that, before the band had a website or a Facebook page, Googling their… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your First Music Lesson [Infographic]

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Follow these steps and be ready to shine on first lesson day! by Lara Levitan First and foremost, what an exciting time! First lessons mark the beginning of a new era in your kid’s life, whether they’re completely new to music lessons, or resuming their study with a new teacher. Talking with your teacher or… Read more »

10 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make About Music Lessons

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Common misconceptions about music lessons, and what you can learn from them by Lara Levitan Music lessons can be one of the greatest gifts you give to your child; they enrich your child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development, and instill a lifelong love of music. But while we always have good intentions, parents can sometimes… Read more »

9 Easy Ways to Care for Your Voice

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Our Teachers Give Advice on How to Pamper Your Pipes for Healthy Singing : Vocal Health for Singers photo © Garry Knight via Flickr Creative Commons by Lara Levitan “Instrument care” takes on a whole new level when your instrument resides in your body. The following advice from our voice teachers may result in a… Read more »

6 Reasons Why You’re Awesome for Giving Your Kids Music Lessons

Don’t Think Twice About Giving Your Child the Gift of Music by Lara Levitan Kids who take music lessons reap benefits that cross into several developmental areas. Here are 6 important ways that music education for children enriches your child’s life. 1. It supports academic growth. Music is filled with math lessons. Learning about beat,… Read more »

16 Fun Summer Project Ideas for Your Music Student

Take a musical adventure this summer with an inspiring project by Lara Levitan For many music students, summer means no school, fewer obligations, and a more relaxed attitude toward music practice. Rather than fight summer’s chill vibe, why not go with it and have a little fun? Whether you’re a teacher, or a parent, or… Read more »

Moms Share the Benefits, Challenges of Taking Music Lessons

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Music Lessons Keep Moms Cool, Connected, and Creative by Lara Levitan When Gaea Gomez Fidler was a kid, she loved music, but she found her lessons boring. “I focused on getting things perfect for recitals, which I could never do,” Gaea says. “My four brothers and sisters also took piano — two ended up being… Read more »