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Getting Concert Ready

Getting Concert Ready

Your child will have their very first band or orchestra concert soon! Playing on stage in front of an audience can be a life-changing experience for anyone. Most students performing in a beginning band or orchestra concert will find the experience both exciting and...
Creating a Practice Corner

Creating a Practice Corner

Is your child practicing at home? Musicians need daily practice to ensure that they play at their very best! Music is a mental activity, but it also has a physical element that is often overlooked by younger musicians. The best players in the world have highly...
The Basics of Music: Genre

The Basics of Music: Genre

What is Music Genre? Music is grouped into genres to describe the music’s form, style, and cultural influence. From classical to hip-hop, there are countless numbers of genres. It would be impossible to cover them all in one blog! Get started with this list of music...
Basics of Music: Harmony

Basics of Music: Harmony

Harmony is the aspect of music that makes it feel rich and full. Our ears would get quite bored without harmony. The harmony of music is built to compliment the melody. The melody is a musical line that our brains interpret as one cohesive unit with a beginning and...
Free (the) Strings

Free (the) Strings

As a string teacher, I often reflect on the joy my fellow string players experience at bluegrass jams, folk festivals, and rock concerts. These are all genres based on instruments that include strings that are widely popular. I often wonder why my orchestra programs...
What Is A CodaBow Carbon Fiber Bow?

What Is A CodaBow Carbon Fiber Bow?

CodaBow is the original carbon fiber bow. Formed in the 1990’s by an aerospace engineer, materials expert and master bow maker: these pioneers set out to find the perfect synthetic alternative to Pernambuco. Pernambuco is the hardwood considered the ideal bow making...