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!  

Grand Opening: South Sarasota!

We are beyond excited to announce the opening of our South Sarasota Studio Location! Starting March 3rd,we’ll be able to provide the Sarasota area with the highest quality music lessons no matter if you live in Bradenton or Venice. In addition to all the instrumental and voice lessons we currently offer, we will soon be […]

Metronomes: You need one!

A metronome is a must-have tool for any level musician.  If you don’t have a metronome already, now is the time to get one! A student of mine very kindly gave me a metronome for Christmas and I just love it. I’ve obviously used metronomes in the past, but this one is my my favorite. […]

Christmas Background Tracks for Vocalists!

Scroll down to view the videos for popular Christmas tunes.  It took some time, but I filtered through the garbage out there and found he background tracks that are good quality – and with lyrics in case you need a little help! You can practice on your own, do a mini-performance or get your whole […]

Christmas Sheet Music: Winds

Scroll down to find your instrument and then choose your favorite Christmas Carols!   Clarinet Good King Wenceslas Joy to The World Jingle Bells – Easy Beginner Away in a Manger O Come all Ye Faithful Jolly Old St. Nicholas Deck the Hall   Flute/Oboe 12 Days of Christmas Little Drummer Boy O Come Little Children […]

Music Lovers Holidays: Gift Giving Guide

Of course you can give the gift of music lessons, or give someone a new guitar for the Holidays, but what else is out there?  A LOT. Take a look through some of the things I’ve found below, but be sure to look on your own too.  There are so many cool music-related gifts out […]