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Music Matters – Practice Makes Perfect

For beginner musicians, musical practice is a requirement to improving skills and acquiring proficiency and there is no shortcut around this fact.  Beginners are learning some totally new integrated physical skills: breathing, fingerings or hand positions, and embouchure (the way their mouth contacts the instrument) all at the same time.  Success comes only with consistent repetition.

How can you help?  Here are a couple of tips to encouraging a good practice routine:

·      Make sure your child has a dedicated space for practice.  They need a chair they can sit up straight in with feet touching the floor, and a music stand to hold their music.  Ideally, these would remain in place so that your child doesn’t have to spend time setting up.

·      Short amounts of daily practice (even 5-10 minutes) are better than one long practice, once a week.  Repeating a skill multiple times is key to muscle memory and retention.  Practicing right before bedtime can make it part of your child’s bedtime routine.

·      Ask your student to play for others occasionally.  You, grandparents, other family, and friends can be the audience for short concerts for reinforcement and encouragement.

·      Remind your child to properly clean their instrument when they finish and to take apart their instrument and put it in its case.

Lori Supinie


Adult Group Piano Class

Starting in November, we are offering weekly adult group piano classes on Tuesdays at 6:00pm, and Wednesdays at 11:30am. The class meets for 30 minutes a session, and is billed on a monthly basis, only $68. See Adult Group Piano Registration to find the next class, and to sign up. Continue Reading

Kindermusik® Classes

Kindermusik® Classes

Children thrive on music. It’s one of the best vehicles for learning in early childhood development. Kindermusik® takes musical learning to the next level; the curriculum is proven to improve a child’s brain development. And for parents, it’s a fun thing to do with kids! Registration for fall classes is open! See Kindermusik Registration for… Continue Reading