Reasons Music Lessons Succeed Sometimes it’s hard to put your finger on what makes a “successful music lesson”. Is it the teacher, the student, the environment in which the lessons take place, or something else? As I ponder the question, I’m sure there can be many factors that contribute to a music lesson’s success. But
Martial Arts and Drum Lessons If you’re the teacher or parent of a drum student taking drum lessons, this article will identify a lesson plan similar to that of a marital arts training session. This is a sort of a personal story of a martial artist and musician. Group lessons, like martial arts, follow
I mean, who doesn’t want to be able to learn how to play a drum roll? Everyone requests them, and they make every drum beat, fill, and solo sound way cooler! The problem is, they are perhaps one of the most difficult techniques to learn and master. This is a very basic outline for how
How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat! Can you name that tune? This article examines the dessert of music lessons and if it’s OK, to eat it before we eat out vegetables. Figuratively of course.
Encouraging good technique will always help a music lessons but it’s a word that scares many parents, students, and teachers. As music teachers, we know the importance of proper technique. If a student learns the wrong way to hold a guitar, hold their drum sticks, or position their hands over a piano, it can be
Have you ever been to a piano recital and noticed the pianist moving the bench and wonder “what are they doing”? They are adjusting the bench to give themselves the most comfortable position at the piano. Every pianist is different in size and height. Adjusting the bench to their body types allows the pianist to
Heather Chlup teaches private violin with Lessons In Your Home in many communities throughout Atlanta, GA. In this video she demonstrates how to hold a violin. Whats great about Heather’s teaching style is she can work with a very young beginner as well as an advanced older student who might be preparing for college preparation.
There are many things to concentrate and focus on while learning to play new pieces of music, reading notes, counting rhythms, moving hand positions, using pedals, etc. One thing that I try to have my students not forget is to use their ears and to listen to what they are playing. Sometimes while a student