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Meet the Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn

Posted Wednesday, October 1 in News, Tips and Resources

Name: Franz Joseph Haydn Born: March 31,1732 Died: May 31, 1809 Country of Origin: Austria Musical Period: Classical Era Famous Works: Paris Symphonies, The Seven Last Words of Christ, Surprise Symphony, The Creation, The Seasons Biography As part of a very musical family, Franz Joseph Haydn grew up singing and being introduced to musical instruments… Read More

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How to Make a Practice Game Plan for Music Lessons

Posted Tuesday, September 2 in News, Tips and Resources

Everyone knows practice is a must for every music student. A big must. Somehow however, there seems to be a disconnect between knowing the importance of practice and actually doing the practicing. What could be the cause? A big part of the issue arises from a lack of planning ahead. Practicing requires a specific time… Read More

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4 Ways to Prepare for Music Lessons

Posted Monday, September 1 in News, Tips and Resources

Ready…Set…GO! At least, that’s where you want to be able to do at the beginning of the new school year. All ready and set to race ahead into new adventures! To be sure you’re ready for the gun to sound, you’ll want to make sure that you have everything in order so you can jump… Read More

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Master Sightreader: Seeing the Big Picture

Posted Tuesday, July 8 in Tips and Resources

Have you ever been to a concert and really observed the performers? While some seem completely relaxed and at peace with life, concentrated and enjoying the music before them, there are others that look just the opposite. Their frantic heads are buried in the music propped up on their stands, their feet nervously move up… Read More

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How Music Helps Your Baby

Posted Tuesday, July 8 in Tips and Resources

Becoming a parent certainly spins your world, changing literally everything—your social calendar, work schedule, free time (or lack thereof). Constantly fluctuating, the new world of a parent can seem like a whirl of trying to maintain some sense of order to life while at the same time keeping up with a growing baby from figuring… Read More

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Free Music for the 4th!

Posted Wednesday, July 2 in News, Tips and Resources

With the 4th of July coming up next week, some patriotic music is a definite must. Take a look through the following list of free printable sheet music to see what catches your eye…and have a wonderful, musical holiday with family and friends! Piano Sheet Music Beginner o   Fourth of July (pre-reading) o   We Love… Read More

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Master Sightreader: Concentration

Posted Wednesday, July 2 in News, Tips and Resources

Saul Bellow the world-renown author once said, “Art has to do with the arrest of attention in the midst of distraction.” Harnessing your thoughts, disciplining your mind to focus on a single task at hand, “arrest[ing]” your attention—these phrases all describe an essential trait of a master sightreader, namely, the ability to concentrate. Understated Importance… Read More

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24 Kindermusik Activities for at Home

Posted Tuesday, July 1 in Tips and Resources

At the heart of Kindermusik you will find a desire to equip you, the parent (naturally your child’s first and best teacher) with the necessary tools to be able to guide your child to developing to his or her full potential. In weekly class, your Kindermusik educator shows you a variety of activities and ways… Read More

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8 Top Sightreading Tips

Posted Tuesday, June 24 in Tips and Resources

As PCS students close out the first of the three months of the summer studio wide sightreading challenge, let’s look at 8 top sightreading tips to help you and your studio do their best this next month. Stay Motivated: A month into it, you’re probably finding that you’re not nearly as excited about the sightreading… Read More

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Quick Tips to Develop a Good Ear

Posted Tuesday, June 24 in Tips and Resources

Last week we listed a few different online sites to utilize in your efforts to develop a musical ear. Having some resources definitely help, but as you start working on strengthening your ear, it’s good to have some of the basics clearly established in your mind. What’s a Good Ear? A good ear equates to… Read More

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