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Performance Practice: The Young Performer

Performance Practice: The Young Performer

The claim that public speaking tops death as the greatest human fear led Jerry Seinfeld to say, “So if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than giving the eulogy.” Now consider how much more terrifying the public performance of music must be - hundreds of eyes and ears trained on a single person as he or she makes a complex instrument speak in what amounts to a foreign language. 

5 Benefits of Enrolling a Three Year Old in Music Class

5 Benefits of Enrolling a Three Year Old in Music Class

A three-year-old child is a wonder to behold. She is a sponge for information, eyes wide open, hands grasping, ears attuned. It’s easy to feel that the main function of a parent is keeping inappropriate things out of reach. But there’s a positive side to this, of course. This is the age at which the child is most receptive to good things as well. 

How to Support Your Child’s Music-Making at Home

How to Support Your Child’s Music-Making at Home

There are many ways in which you can support your child’s instrumental work at home to enhance and extend their musical experience. Here are a few ideas:

Listening to live music

There is nothing quite like hearing music performed live. As well as the obvious benefits of listening to the music itself, 

5 Things Your Music Teacher Wants You to Know But Doesn't Want to Tell You

5 Things Your Music Teacher Wants You to Know But Doesn't Want to Tell You

Have you ever wanted to get inside the mind of your child’s music teacher? You’ve probably thought of your own job and how there are things that you would like to say but for one reason or another, you believe that it’s best to keep things unsaid.