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RESEARCHING MUSIC TEACHERS

RESEARCHING MUSIC TEACHERS

Once you have a shortlist of teachers you have found online we would highly encourage you to dig deeper, keep in mind that music teaching is deregulated and anyone can say that they are a music teacher, put a page up online and look like the real deal. First steps:...

PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST

PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST

Performing live is an incredible experience and we highly recommend all musicians find a way to do this whenever they can. On show day we recommend clearing being as prepared as possible, with everything covered well in advance so you can focus on actually performing...

WHAT’S THE POINT OF MUSIC LESSONS?

WHAT’S THE POINT OF MUSIC LESSONS?

Have you thought about the point of music lessons for your child? It’s important to consider why you have decided to commit the time, money and effort into your child’s musical development.  Not everyone who does music music lessons has to be in to become a...

What Is The Best Age To Start Music Lessons

What Is The Best Age To Start Music Lessons

We are passionate about engaging young people in music and have seen first hand the benefits, joy and fulfilment of both the process and the music itself in the lives of our students. Knowing when to get started on this is important as you need to time it right so...

SUPPORTING YOUR GROWING MUSICIAN

SUPPORTING YOUR GROWING MUSICIAN

So you’ve started lessons, gotten the instruments you need and the practice you are hearing is starting to sound not-to-shabby. Congratulations on getting through the beginner stages of learning, they can be really challenging for musicians and their families. Now...

MUSIC SUCCESS HACKS

MUSIC SUCCESS HACKS

Learning an instrument is a wholistic pursuit. It’s not just about learning to play the instrument but working through the discipline, mindset, process and challenges along the way. Assuming you now have an instrument you are working towards and a great coach to guide...

STRING INSTRUMENT CARE AND MAINTENANCE

STRING INSTRUMENT CARE AND MAINTENANCE

This article is for the passionate strings players amongst us, guitar family, violin family and more. Being acoustic instruments and having a combination of great design, woodwork, string tension and more the intricate parts need to be managed well to ensure they last...

SETTING UP A PIANO ROOM

SETTING UP A PIANO ROOM

Choosing where to put your piano and how it’s all setup is an important decision to get right. It’s amazing how space and perspective can affect your practice and playing time and enjoyment. Start by figuring out where it’s going to go. A big factor for practicing...

THE BEST MUSIC INSTRUMENTS FOR BEGINNERS

THE BEST MUSIC INSTRUMENTS FOR BEGINNERS

So you’ve decided you would like your child to do music lessons but can’t decide on which one to go for? Hopefully this will help you make that most important of decision’s. It’s good to note here that there isn’t a strong right or wrong here, more of a cost/benefit...

PLAYING MUSIC WITH OTHERS

PLAYING MUSIC WITH OTHERS

Playing music with others is one of the most important and valuable things to do as a musician. This can be working with a teacher, learning in a group, recording yourself and sharing with others, playing in a band or performing for an audience. Music brings people...