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Don’t Quit, Do It – Some Thoughts

Don’t Quit, Do It – Some Thoughts

“I Cant”. 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...
Humans Can’t Live Without Music

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...
So Many Instruments, How to Choose?

So Many Instruments, How to Choose?

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...
Why Do We Recital

Why Do We Recital

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...
What Is An Introductory Lesson?

What Is An Introductory Lesson?

What Is An Introductory Lesson? Magic, Pure Concentrated Beautiful Magic. At Manuel Creative Arts Academy and at many other schools, the first step in starting lessons is scheduling an introductory lesson. Well obviously this lesson is to introduce things but what is...
How Often Should You Take Music Lessons?

How Often Should You Take Music Lessons?

How Often Should You Take Music Lessons? Probably more frequently than you do. Let’s address the elephant in the room. Most students take one half-hour lesson per week about 47 weeks of the year. In addition to this many students will practice once or twice per...