Recital Etiquette Reminders

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by Alyssa Cowell Performance Etiquette Reminders for the Upcoming Recital Season As the school year begins and the recital season draws closer, it’s a good time to review some performance etiquette practices! You’ve practiced diligently to memorize your piece, you’ve signed up for a time slot, and you’ve had your dress rehearsal with your accompanist…. Read more »

Gear Review: The Flashback Triple Delay by TC Electronic

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By Patrick Fritz The pace of innovation in the 21st Century has been kind to electric guitarists. Guitars, amps, and outboard effects continue to evolve at a dizzying pace. In October of 2014, TC Electronic released an excellent contribution to the world of delay pedals. Since I was in desperate need of a new delay… Read more »

The Home Teacher/Parental Involvement

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By Jamey Mann This July I had the privilege of studying with Andrea Cannon for my Suzuki Book 1 certification for guitar. The training is a humbling experience which made me realize how much more I have to learn and how the techniques used in Suzuki can be applied to not just the very young… Read more »

Imitation Recordings – Squelching the Creative Process

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by Sarah Haughton The imitation of recordings has long been demonized in the music education community. Viewed as a form of creative impotence, teachers tend to discourage their students from copying recordings. To the contrary, I believe we should encourage our students to copy and imitate quality recordings as much as possible. I acknowledge there… Read more »

Vocal Development and the Virtue of Patience

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My college vocal instructor often commented: “The voice is a slow moving instrument.” What he meant was that in terms of development, students are often unaware of the changes that are taking place. I often have students ask me if they’re doing well in voice lessons because they don’t hear the difference between the singing… Read more »

The Importance of Performing

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By Jamey Mann A commonly over looked aspect of learning an instrument is performing. Often new students will feel insecure about their playing, feel like they are never ready, may be prone to stage fright, or some teachers may not offer their students performance opportunities. Lack of performing can be detrimental to learning an instrument… Read more »

Metronome Practice

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By Wayne Estes Do your students get frustrated when they practice to a metronome? Years ago, when I first began teaching some part-time lessons to friend’s kids I did not have a home or studio to teach in, so I taught in each students home, driving from house to house. This gave me a bunch… Read more »