THE BLOG

February 5, 2020

Teaching Different Musical Styles

Teaching voice is a complicated thing. Not only is the instrument extremely personal to the artist, but it also takes considerable time to isolate individual parts of your vocal anatomy.
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February 4, 2020

A Brief History of Manuel Creative Arts Academy

Manuel Creative Arts Academy started as Manuel Music Studio in January of 2013. My wife and I invested the little bit of saving we had on a piano at BHA Piano Center in Dayton Ohio and waited impatiently for it to be delivered to the spare storage room at my mother’s office;
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February 2, 2020

Take A Step Back

If there is something that creative individuals have in common it is a tendency to overwork themselves.
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February 1, 2020

5 Top Reasons to Sing in a Group

Growing up many people sing in choirs either at school or at church. But later in our adult life singing in a group tends to take a back seat, this is further emphasized in voice lessons where music is rarely studied in groups of students. Here is our list of the top 5 reasons you should sing in a group as an adult voice student.
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December 22, 2019

What to Know About Being a Competition Dancer

If your child has their heart set on being a competitive dancer, then you may be wondering what is in store for you. There is no doubting the fact that it can be a fun and exciting lifestyle, but there are pitfalls you will want to avoid along the way. Here are some things to take into consideration before allowing your child to become a competitive dancer.
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October 10, 2019

Don't Quit, Do It - Some Thoughts

“I Can’t”. There are probably no words in the English language that I despise more; and yet I hear these words far too frequently, several times a week at a minimum. Inevitably this statement is followed by me telling a student “Try again, you can do it”.
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September 18, 2019

Humans Can't Live Without Music

Music is a universal language that has been around for centuries. While we currently have more musical instruments than were available years ago, there is just something about music that people have always loved and appreciated. As humans, it would be very difficult to live without music. For some people, this is their career. Other people find great peace in playing or listening to music. Let’s look closely at some of the ways that music impacts our daily lives.
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July 19, 2019

So Many Instruments, How To Choose?

Just to be clear, there are no wrong choices when it comes to picking a musical instrument to study, maybe pick up the chapman stick?. Pick the instrument that you enjoy the most. But there are some considerations to be aware of when picking your first instrument, especially in school.
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April 25, 2019

Why Do We Recital?

Have you ever wondered why there are so many recitals at performing arts academies? I sure have and I schedule them. I have never met anyone who woke up saying “I want to go listen to some random 5-year-olds play piano for an hour (or more)”. And yet we have recitals, and then more recitals.
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