Importance of Repertoire: Musical Dessert

by Laura Mason, Music Artistry Instructor with Kathy’s Music A student’s repertoire, or collection of pieces they are playing, is basically their musical diet.  Like any good diet it needs to be balanced and varied as well as address the current learning needs of the student. However, in a musical diet, dessert is very important. …

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Importance of Repertoire: Musical Vitamins

by Laura Mason, Music Artistry Instructor with Kathy’s Music A student’s repertoire, or pieces and exercises they are playing, can be considered their musical diet. We’ve discussed the importance of musical dessert, but  a balanced diet also includes vitamin-rich foods which support growth and help the body stay healthy. I want to share three musical …

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Three Reasons We Believe Performing is Important

The Joy of Sharing Music: Giving Music Away, a.k.a. Performing by Laura Mason   Not long after one begins studying music, performance is brought up. Performing can be intimidating, but it also has the potential to be a very joyful and rewarding experience. Here are some reasons why…   Goal Achievement The goal of playing …

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The Benefits of Ensemble Participation

The Joy of Sharing Music: Participating in an Ensemble by Laura Mason   The musical benefits of participating in an ensemble are innumerable. Students learn to hone skills like awareness of blend and balance, intonation, accuracy in keeping beat, and attention to detail when reading music. Beyond these benefits though, participating in a musical ensemble …

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Learning How To Practice The Recorder.

by Kathy Morrison As we learn the recorder in our last year of Kindermusik, we will be introducing 5 notes during the course of 15 weeks. Whenever learning a new instrument or almost any new skill, repetition over time is the key to success!  For example, it is better to practice for 10 minutes a day …

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For our Kindermusik Families: The Olympic Family Celebration

RSVP TODAY: Kindermusik Olympic Family Celebration Saturday, February 10th at 2:30 PM Upper St. Clair Community Center  at Boyce Mayview Park  Dress up as your favorite country, sport, or athlete as we bring families together for a dance party with an “olympic flair.” There’s something for the WHOLE Family: Line and Folk Dancing Play Area …

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Winter Weather: Be in the Know!

    With the Winter Weather upon us,  please learn more about our Weather Policy:   In General, Kindermusik Classes & Private Lessons WILL RUN UNLESS: The Roads Are Not Clear. We may delay the start of our classes if necessary, but we will run on schedule as much as possible. Tip: For up to …

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Holiday Ideas on Pinterest that we LOVE.

by Kathy Morrison It all started with a “fresh project.” You see, my mother and I LOVE doing crafts together. From the time I was a little girl we were always making, baking, sewing, puzzling, something! Any trip to Poston’s (our neighborhood craft store in West Palm Beach back in the 70’s and 80s) was …

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Holiday Music to Inspire our Lesson Students

by Kathy Morrison We know that one of the best ways to inspire our Lesson Students is to motivate them to listen to music featuring their instrument that is performed technically and melodically beautiful! The more they hear what it can be like to master an instrument, the more motivated they are to practice and commit …

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Create a Video: The 12 Days of Music!

Our Music Artistry Program includes several performance opportunities during the year – recitals, open-mic night, coffee house, and more. This December 2017, we invite our Lesson Students to do something a little different. We are issuing the “12 Days of Music Challenge” to all of our Music Artistry Students. Every lesson student can take part in this music-making challenge …

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