Practice Tips for Parents

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 by

What are the most effective ways to encourage your children to practice? Practice: It’s many parents’ dream – you send your son or daughter to music lessons, they love their teacher, think playing their instrument is fabulous, and it’s difficult to drag them away from it.  Practicing all hours, progressing faster than young Mozart… Reality check…we’re

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Music Lessons –  What’s a good first instrument? Piano?  Guitar?  Drums?  Cello?  Ukulele? Kazoo? 🙂 Are you thinking about music lessons for yourself and/or your child?  We’re often asked questions like “My child wants to learn music, what instrument should s/he start with?” or “I want to take singing lessons, but I’ve never done music

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Guitar lessons with Musiquity

We love the feeling of possibility and space that the New Year gives. It’s important to take the time to look at your life and understand what’s working and not working for you and set some new challenges or goals, if that’s what’s needed.  There’s a lot of cynicism around regarding New Year’s Resolutions but

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App Review – Ear Training – AuralBook

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 by

Testing out AuralBook, an ear training app for all levels. Ear training can be difficult to study; AuralBook provides lots of tools to help with learning but in a less than attractive package.   Ear training is an incredibly important topic in the development of any musician.  This week we review AuralBook by Playnote. “AURALBOOK

25 years and thriving

Thursday, 29 November 2012 by

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/naxoss-25-years-of-reinventing-itself/2012/11/08/17231344-1877-11e2-9855-71f2b202721b_print.html Ah, Naxos.  For those of you not familiar, Naxos has been, since the 1980s, a major force in classical music recording.  As I started to buy my own recordings in the late 1980s, Naxos was a major source of puzzlement for me – why were these CDs so cheap ($4.99 or cheaper instead of

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