Why is it that a bright-eyed elementary school student who is THRILLED to start learning about their new band or orchestra instrument, suddenly loses interest and wants to quit? It's only been a few months, or maybe even a year, but they refuse to practice and they try to explain how they "just don't like … Continue reading Why Do Students Quit Their Instruments?
Starting beginning band students on the flute is challenging. You've taken method courses on woodwinds, but how much do you remember about the smallest details of flute embouchure to help your students be successful in their first few tries of getting a sound out of the headjoint? This short article will detail key phrases and … Continue reading For Band Directors – Starting Students on the Flute
Music is an important part of culture, and of each person's day-to-day life. Music is everywhere - school, home, religious institutions, the grocery store, shopping malls... the list goes on! Music lessons give individuals the ability to understand the music going on around them, and make music more accessible. Music lessons aren't just for "'smart' … Continue reading Why Music Lessons?