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Category: Music Education

What to Do When Your Child Asks to Be a Professional Musician

Graduation season is in full swing and your child has probably spent some time thinking about what comes next.  So what do you do when your graduate tells you that they want to be a professional musician? We say go for it.

Pre-Concert Tips and Resources for Band Directors

When preparing your band for a big performance or competition, you’re sure to encounter inevitable challenges. Here are some tips and resources for band directors to help navigate pre-concert problems and help your students perform their best.

The Relationship Between Music Education and Brain Development [Infographic]

According to research, music bestows plenty of non-musical brain development benefits. In fact, it can make your child's brain physically larger and enhance brain function.

8 Parent Tips When Your Child Wants to Quit Music

Boredom and frustration are the roots of most want-to-quit phases. Power through them with these tips when your child wants to quit music.

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Music Lovers

The great thing about our New Year’s resolutions for music lovers is that they don’t ask you to deprive yourself of anything – they’re all about indulging in something you love!

How to Start a Garage Band

Starting a garage band helps young, budding musicians fall even more in love with music. When they work in small groups, students will have the freedom to experiment with musical styles, grow their aptitude and skill set, and learn to work as part of an ensemble. 

A Teacher’s Guide to Selecting Musical Instruments for Kids

If you have a classroom of eager kids who are ready to begin their musical journeys, you want to help each child take the right first step. These tips will help you select musical instruments for kids based on their interests, natural ability, personality, and age. 

5 Ways to Incorporate Music in the Classroom

Whether you teach history, geography, math, or kindergarten, music in the classroom can completely transform your learning environment. Studies have shown that music can help kids learn in many different ways, from helping them focus and aiding in memorization to promoting self-expression and physical movement.