Want to know the biggest reason people give for not attending a classical music concert? They don't understand the etiquette and are afraid they will make a mistake and embarrass themselves. This is terrifying news to orchestras all over the world who are desperately trying to capture new audience members. After you read this post you will know everything you need to know to confidently attend any classical concert of your choosing.
Today is Valentine's Day and I just wanted to take some time and share some of my favorite romantic music. Enjoy!
Besides learning how to play a string instrument, the second hardest obstacle for a beginner is learning how to tune it. I've heard parents tell me that their child couldn't practice for a lesson because the instrument wasn't in tune, or they tried to tune it and broke a string. In this post, I'll give step by steps solutions aimed to help the beginning musician tune their instrument at home in between lessons or classes.
One common problem I see as a teacher is when a child has chosen an instrument that doesn't suit them. These students typically get frustrated quickly and quit after a few months. When a child chooses the wrong instrument, it can be a negative experience for them and they may have fears about trying a different instrument in the future.
Instrument Care for String Players
This is my first post in a series concerning instrument care, so I decided to start with string instruments. A lot of times classrooms can be too hectic to go over all of these in details and its good for parents to know how the instruments should be cared for so they don't end up with large repair bills.
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