One thing that I routinely encounter in my studio are students who race through their pieces. Sure, they can play the right notes- sometimes- but they forget rhythms, fly through rests and sometimes even the most well-known song turns into a mess.
Getting a child through music lessons can be a trying time. Like a lot of disciplines, being successful in music means putting in a lot of time and effort in the beginning foundational stages. You, as the parent, have to plant musical seeds and provide for them if you want to reap the musical blessings later. Here are a few ways you can help plant and nurture your child's musical talent.
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.
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.
If you are a Nashville area music student who has made more practice time your goal this year, this post is for you! We know practicing is how you get to Carnegie Hall, but how you spend your practice time is as important as your length of practice time. QUALITY practice time is easy to achieve if you incorporate these 3 steps below.
Words of Wisdom on Practicing and Staying Motivated from Zoe Keating, Avant Cello Player/Composer Social Networking can be so much fun! I am “following” Zoe Keating, avant cello player/composer, on Twitter and asked her the following question today: My tweet: @zoecello hey Zoe I run a music teaching studio in Nashville. What would you tell...