Composition Sessions for Students Part 2

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Composition Sessions for Students Part 2

The last blog focusing on how teachers can guide their students on how to compose their own pieces discussed basic composition elements and tips. It can be found here in case you didn’t get a chance to read it and are interested: Composition Sessions for Students Part 1. Now we will delve a little deeper into how to progress this essential component of music education that will help grow the next generation of musicians!

Improvisation

Incorporating this ...

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New Year’s Resolution: Music Lesson Tips

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Another year has come and gone, and we find ourselves in 2017. Around the new year’s, many people make noble resolutions to quit bad habits, or to start new, good habits. Others take it upon themselves to learn new skills, and one of the more popular picks is to learn a musical instrument or sing. If you or a loved one has made this excellent decision for the new year’s, here is some expert advice to consider before going head-first ...

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How to Introduce Music Theory in a 30 minute lesson

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Musical Performance is built upon a solid foundation of Music Theory. Without the knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of theory, a performer cannot play a piece well. They would simply be playing the notes on the page without adding any expression or character to the piece, much like an actor on stage. If the actor said the words of a play without any facial expression or in a monotone voice, his performance would be very ...

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Why You Should Use PIANO LESSONS IN YOUR HOME

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Why Piano Lessons in Your Home?
For centuries, music has been an influential part of cultural society. It is an element which brings people together, and stimulates cognitive awareness. Piano Lessons In Your Home appreciates the generations of families that embraced music and brought it into their lives. Furthermore, we accept the challenge of carrying on the tradition or to introduce music to new families.

Every person, regardless of age, gender or race is entitled to the fulfillment music brings and ...

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Age by Age Guide to Music Lessons

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Children LOVE music! Studies show that music enhances a child’s comprehension abilities, helps them with math concepts, assists in the development of fine motor skills, and helps to build self-confidence. Many children with special needs have been known to excel at music even though they are unable to communicate or participate in regular structured activities. In general, music enhances the lives of many children and adults as well.

Studies have shown that children can actually hear music in the womb, and ...

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Why I became a Music Teacher. – By Megan H.

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Why I became a music teacher
 
When I was graduating from Ohio State’s School of Music, I was told that when interviewing for a music position in a school to avoid using “I”. For instance, if the interviewer asked me, “Why do you want to be a teacher?”, my go-to answer should not be: “I love children”, or “I love teaching”. We were to formulate less self-centered replies, even if those examples seemed very unself-centered to me.

Well, first, I ...

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