Performing Arts

Rules for a Healthy Voice

Posted on November 7, 2017

Have you been singing a lot? Some people spend hours at the gym to keep their bodies in shape. The same goes for singers. Every day is spent practicing and perfecting our craft for the next performance. However, just like at the gym, doing too much can cause injury. Singing too much, or without proper technique can have serious physical repercussions that can prevent you from singing more. However, by taking your vocal health into your own hands, there areRead More

What Is A Capo?

Posted on October 4, 2017

One of the most common accessories for guitar, along with tuners, string winders, humidifiers, etc., is the capo. A capo is a device used on the neck of a stringed (typically fretted) instrument to shorten the playable length of the strings. This device allows you to easily change the key of the song while still using standard “open position” chords. By using a capo, these chords can be played in any fret position along the neck of the guitar. What isRead More

What Age Should Children Start Music Lessons?

Posted on September 5, 2017

We’ve all heard stories of famous musical prodigies, from Mozart to Stevie Wonder. Even if your child isn’t performing with the Buffalo Philharmonic at age 11, your family is no doubt exposed to talented children in their neighborhood. From church choir to elementary school band concerts, there is no greater joy to a music teacher than recognizing the origins of lifelong musical passion at a young age. Your child may be able to sing the words to their favorite songRead More

Practicing with a Metronome

Posted on August 10, 2017

When practicing music, your metronome should be your best friend. However, a lot of students feel weighed down by the incessant clicking noises. Students may feel like using a metronome stifles their creativity. There are a lot of good reasons to be pulling out your metronome and using it. Keep a Steady Tempo The most obvious reason to use a metronome is that it provides a steady tempo. When young students practice a new piece of music, they will practiceRead More

Music Practice Tips

Posted on July 5, 2017

The key to being great at anything is to practice. This is especially true of music. While not always fun, if you want to improve, practicing is 90% of the process. Here are some practicing tips to make the most out of your practice time. Set Goals Do not just go into a practice room and start playing. In order to make the most out of your time, make a plan as to what you need to do and what youRead More

How Music Benefits Children

Posted on June 21, 2017

At a glance, learning music at a young age can provide man benefits for the children. Regardless of your background, music is something everyone can enjoy and understand. Learning music instills lessons in hard work, practice, and discipline. The earlier a child starts music, the more the brain growth will be influenced. This sets them up for life and allows them to do better not only academically, but also socially. Music promotes active listening which allows them to gain deeperRead More