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Should I Give My Student A Piece He Doesn’t Like?

 – – I’d always been a student who was really passionate about the music I liked. And I liked drama. Fast. Loud. Minor keys, plush chords, extravagant bass octaves, quadruple fortissimos, sweeping arpeggios. I loved Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy. I was also really passionate about the music I didn’t like. And I didn’t like Bach. I mean, he was okay… too busy, too frilly, too cold. Not enough […]

Articles for Parents

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How to Prepare Your Child for Music Lessons

  – Nurturing a love and appreciation for music in your child is an important and beautiful preparation for formal music lessons. Someone has to invest time into developing their interest in music, and there is no better person than their own Mommy or Daddy! When preparing your little people for music lessons, keep these […]

Free Theory Worksheets

Free Printable Theory Worksheets MAJOR SCALES | The Music Blog

3 Free Theory Worksheet Printables: Major Scales

  Here are today’s 3 free printables!  These three theory worksheets are focused on strengthening the student’s ability to recognize and work with white-key major scales.  Complete descriptions & download directions are below.  Enjoy!   WORKSHEET 1:  IDENTIFYING MAJOR SCALES This worksheet on is designed to help students identify scales as they are notated on the […]