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Is it possible to shift the thinking of younger music students? Is it possible to make their lessons seem less like a chore and more like a privilege? I think the answer to these questions is yes, and while it is not always the easiest task to accomplish, I think these 4 tips below will help shift your child's thinking and make practice sessions at home a little more peaceful.

Albert Einstein is often revered as one of the most influential physicists of the 20th century. He developed the General Theory of Relativity, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. However, what a lot of people don't know, is that Einstein directly attributes his Theory of Relativity to music.

One question I hear parents ask most often is, "How old does my child need to be to start lessons?" Many times they are looking for a magic number. "Oh, well you should wait until Suzy is 5 years old before she starts lessons." But every child is different. Every child grows, learns, and matures differently; so a magic number just won't work. So how do you know when it's the right time for you child to start music lessons? Here are 5 Questions to Ask Before Beginning Lessons.

There has been more sightings of yellow school buses, the back-to-school sales abound, Tax Free weekend is upon us, and your child's schedule is very quickly filling up with school, sports, clubs and other activities. Here are 5 reasons why Music Star Studios thinks you should consider adding music lessons into that schedule.

Stage fright is a very real feeling that children and adults alike find themselves dealing with, especially during recital season. Sometimes, those nervous, anxious feelings can help add life and excitement to a performance. But when those feelings get a little overwhelming, stage fright can be a paralyzing feeling that can ruin your child's recital experience. The key to a successful performance is to learn how to recognize and harness those anxious feelings. Below are three strategies for working with your child's stage fright.

As a musician, one thing that is garunteed to rear its ugly head is stage fright. The racing heartbeat, sweaty palms, and nervous anxiety are enough to make any performer sick to their stomach. However, stage fright, while annoying, may be the key to an exciting, engaging performance

Mozart Listening Guide: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Easily recognized within the first three measures, this German title that translates to, “A Little Night Music”, was written in 1787 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Most likely completed as a commissioned work, this piece was originally scored for a chamber string ensemble; utilizing voilin, viola, cello and a double...

Ask your child to name a famous composer and chances are Mozart will most likely come out of their mouth. Mozart is a composer we spend time learning about for good reason. His body of work is a staple in music education. His operas are performed and beloved to this day. Today, however, we are going to take a closer look at the life of Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- the musician, the composer, the child prodigy.

We have spent a lot of time talking about how more practice is a good goal to set this year and how you can make your practice sessions more effective and even how parents can get involved with practice. Today, we're going to change things up a bit and talk about how practicing can be fun. I've found 3 "games" that you can incorporate into your practice sessions to make your time spent working more fun.

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