Tricks of the Trade

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Tricks of the Trade – How to teach techniques.
By Hannah Village
I have written this blog with teachers in mind but parents may benefit from reading it to gain some perspective on teaching techniques and encourage their children to think about what and how their teachers have taught them.
Learning and teaching techniques may be a straight forward idea to you and your student but in my experience, it’s not just about working through a method book. The ...

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Finding True Love: Helping Your Kid Choose The Right Instrument

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Whether it’s learning saxophone in school band, taking Saturday piano lessons, or participating in a top-flight youth orchestra, there are tens of millions of kids in the United States learning to play instruments. Way back in 2003, Gallup pollsters figured that at least 84 million Americans play an instrument — and at least a third of those players were then between the ages of 5 and 17.

But for many families, there’s still not a whole lot of infrastructure or easily ...

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