Today is Valentine's Day and I just wanted to take some time and share some of my favorite romantic music. Enjoy!
So you just got that new clarinet, now what do you do with it? A lot of times there's a gap between when we purchase/rent an instrument and when we start lessons, but we're so excited, we want to get started right away. Dena Merkovsky, the owner of Allegro Music, created this video to demonstrate exactly what you should do from the moment you bring your new clarinet home so you can avoid repair bills right from the start.
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.
I have been told countless times that classical music is a dying art form and a terrible career path. Nonetheless I decided to ignore all of these people and became a classical musician anyways. What I’ve found out in my career is that classical music isn’t disappearing, but evolving. More after the break.
Our cello teacher, Claire Mehm, just released a new video with her cello quartet, Love4Cello. Its a cover of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know". Watch it here and also enjoy more cello quartet covers of popular songs on their YouTube channel, Love4CelloQuartet. Enjoy!
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