The After School Attitude!

I ran across this article on Facebook and noticed the comments from parents before even reading it. They were mostly the same – “Thank you for posting!! This is so helpful!”  Well I decided to take a look, and yes, it’s definitely helpful. Many parents are experiencing the “After school Attitude” and it’s not fun. […]

Music Students are Smarter: Here’s Why.

People who have musical training are generally very smart.  Have you wondered why?  Read on! Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help […]

Music and Your Baby: Newborn to 1 Year Old

Can listening to music benefit my child? Definitely. Think about how music affects you—how an upbeat tune chases away the blues and soft music helps you fall asleep. Your baby is no different. Lullabies have a proven track record for soothing infants—ask any parent who has resorted to singing them when the baby wakes up […]

Learn more songs on guitar & ukulele!

If you don’t know about this already, it’s time you check it out: RiffStation Beta!  Basically it’s a site that allows you to very quickly and easily search songs you want to learn how to play.  I searched Green Day, Time of Your Life (because Green Day is awesome if you didn’t know…).  Check out […]

Recital Etiquette – For the Audience

Recitals are a great opportunity for both the students and teachers to exhibit the progress made throughout the year.  Parents and guests play a big part as well, and should be shown their role as the supportive team behind their performers.   With that being said, as an audience member at a music recital, you should be […]

Recital Etiquette – For Performers

Attention Performers!! It’s about time for your recital!  Whether it’s the 1st or 10th, it’s always good to know what is expected of you.  Below you’ll find some universal rules of etiquette to know when you are going to perform at a recital. HAVE CLEAN HANDS! Dirty, sticky, or oily fingers can hurt your performance and […]

Musicians have Broader Minds!

There is a great website that you can navigate to hear from music parents and students themselves.  Using information from studies and research, the Broader Minded movement picks a fact and then uses stories from real parents and students to show how it is carried over into our lives.  Here’s a sampling (but there is SO […]

Funny Things Only Musicians Will Understand!

Here’s a little collection of funny music pictures.  Only those of us who play or have played will really appreciate this.  If someone doesn’t get it – tell them it’s obviously time to go take some music lessons! 🙂  

11 Facts About Music Education You NEED to Know!

Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons. Studying music primes the brain to comprehend speech in a noisy background. Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music […]

Access Walt Disney’s Audition Schedule

Want to try out for a part, role or performance? Access Disney’s online audition schedule to find out when and where auditions are held. Website provides easy navigation with FAQ’s on various audition roles and procedures. Give it a try!