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Practicing your scales is the musical equivalent of eating your spinach. You know it's good for you. You know it's part of setting and maintaining the foundation that makes all good things possible. Scales are chock full of healthy musical goodness that help you improve your technique, your ability to play in tune and control your tone, as well as enhancing your sense of key.

 

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Summer is almost here. The time when many student musicians travel to various venues, camps, and festivals to play their instruments. And with so many exciting prospects to look forward to, it can be easy to overlook mundane concerns like the best way to travel with your string instrument.

 

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As the end of the school year approaches, most teachers are planning summer fun, dreaming of relaxing at the beach, or blissfully envisioning the opportunity of sleeping past 5:00 a.m. more than twice a week. Those wonderful rewards are right around the corner, but don't forget your students have worked hard this year, too. As a music educator, you’ve probably already been planning to celebrate your students’ accomplishments in some way, but it can be hard to come up with new ideas that will motivate young musicians.

 

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As the summer approaches, not only do music teachers dream about taking a break from the rigors of instruction, but they are also looking forward to renewing their spirits through an inspirational retreat. Performing and teaching students music can be exhausting and it’s common to feel a bit burnt out by the end of the school year. The summer months can be an ideal time to escape the classroom, earn continuing education credits, and learn some new instructional methods. Therefore, a summer vacation designed specifically for music teachers is in order.

 

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Music students preparing for college know that the essay portion of the application is crucial. If you’ve been reading the news lately, you know that one high school senior, Kwasi Enin, was recently accepted to every school he applied, including eight Ivy League schools. Granted, he scored 2250 on his SAT and was in the top 2% of his class, but his essay (which you can read here) is being touted as a major influence. In fact, many admissions board members say that your application essay has the power to solidify your approval or scuttle your chances.

 

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The summer job is a rite of passage. They make movies about summer jobs. But you don't need to get lost in a summer job that doesn't excite you. There are numerous music jobs for student musicians you need to check out that can enhance your music skills and just all around gives you skills you didn't think you had.

 

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Don't you ever wonder how you can make a good living doing the thing you're most passionate about - music! As a string musician, there are so many different avenues open to you for having a successful and rewarding career. Not everyone wants to be the next Joshua Bell or John Williams. Take this quiz and find out. You may discover the dream job you never even thought about!

 

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One of the most nerve-wracking experiences for a musician is when a string snaps while in the middle of a live performance. Almost inevitably, this can happen if a string is old, defective, or not installed correctly. Strings can also break from playing too vigorously or because they are an off-brand that doesn’t last long. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to have a plan of action for when it happens to you – because it may happen at some point in the future.

 

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A big part of playing a violin or viola well comes down to selecting an instrument and chin rest that fits your physical form. If you’ve ever tried to play a violin that is too big to hold comfortably, you’ve discovered this can quickly become painful and reduce the quality of your music. Finding just the right chin rest can alleviate this problem. A good chin rest places an even weight between your instrument, your head, and your hands as you play. 

 

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The spring months can be an ideal time to schedule a live concert at your school. Not only is the Earth waking up from a long winter nap, but people are looking forward to going out more to enjoy the arts and music. A concert is a great time for the community to get together to experience the bright new talent among your students. It can also be a good time to generate more interest and support for your school’s music program.

 

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Connolly Music Company Acquires Magic Rosin® Brand

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Apr. 30 – Music for Food: From Bach to Berio

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April 23 - Jinjoo Cho & Pianist Hyun Soo Kim 

Arts Renaissance Tremont Time: 3:00 PM Pilgrim...

April 22 - Jinjoo Cho & Pianist Hyun Soo Kim

Resonance Master Series Time: 8:00 PM Resonance at SOMA...

APRIL 7- ALLIE KRAL & THE YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND

Time: 8:00 PM Troubadour 9081 Santa Monica Blvd.West...

April 15- Bobby Yang and his Unrivaled Players

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Apr. 20 – Music for Food: NYC Core Concert Series

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April 8- Bobby Yang and his Unrivaled Players

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7 Ways To Make Practicing Scales Fun

7 Ways To Make Practicing Scales Fun

Practicing your scales is the musical equivalent of eating your spinach. You know it's good for you. You know it's part of setting and maintaining the foundation that makes all good things possible. Scales are chock full of healthy musical goodness that help you improve your technique, your ability to play in tune and control your tone, as well as enhancing your sense of key.

 

Read More

How To Travel With Your String Instrument

How To Travel With Your String Instrument

Summer is almost here. The time when many student musicians travel to various venues, camps, and festivals to play their instruments. And with so many exciting prospects to look forward to, it can be easy to overlook mundane concerns like the best way to travel with your string instrument.

 

Read More

Tips for Celebrating Your Students Accomplishments At The End Of The School Year

Tips for Celebrating Your Students Accomplishments At The End Of The School Year

As the end of the school year approaches, most teachers are planning summer fun, dreaming of relaxing at the beach, or blissfully envisioning the opportunity of sleeping past 5:00 a.m. more than twice a week. Those wonderful rewards are right around the corner, but don't forget your students have worked hard this year, too. As a music educator, you’ve probably already been planning to celebrate your students’ accomplishments in some way, but it can be hard to come up with new ideas that will motivate young musicians.

 

Read More

Inspirational Summer Vacations For Music Teachers

Inspirational Summer Vacations For Music Teachers

As the summer approaches, not only do music teachers dream about taking a break from the rigors of instruction, but they are also looking forward to renewing their spirits through an inspirational retreat. Performing and teaching students music can be exhausting and it’s common to feel a bit burnt out by the end of the school year. The summer months can be an ideal time to escape the classroom, earn continuing education credits, and learn some new instructional methods. Therefore, a summer vacation designed specifically for music teachers is in order.

 

Read More

How to Write Your Music School Essay

How to Write Your Music School Essay

Music students preparing for college know that the essay portion of the application is crucial. If you’ve been reading the news lately, you know that one high school senior, Kwasi Enin, was recently accepted to every school he applied, including eight Ivy League schools. Granted, he scored 2250 on his SAT and was in the top 2% of his class, but his essay (which you can read here) is being touted as a major influence. In fact, many admissions board members say that your application essay has the power to solidify your approval or scuttle your chances.

 

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Summer Jobs for Student Musicians - Apply Now!

Summer Jobs for Student Musicians - Apply Now!

The summer job is a rite of passage. They make movies about summer jobs. But you don't need to get lost in a summer job that doesn't excite you. There are numerous music jobs for student musicians you need to check out that can enhance your music skills and just all around gives you skills you didn't think you had.

 

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Which Music Career is Perfect for You?

Which Music Career is Perfect for You?

Don't you ever wonder how you can make a good living doing the thing you're most passionate about - music! As a string musician, there are so many different avenues open to you for having a successful and rewarding career. Not everyone wants to be the next Joshua Bell or John Williams. Take this quiz and find out. You may discover the dream job you never even thought about!

 

Read More

What To Do If A String Snaps While Performing

What To Do If A String Snaps While Performing

One of the most nerve-wracking experiences for a musician is when a string snaps while in the middle of a live performance. Almost inevitably, this can happen if a string is old, defective, or not installed correctly. Strings can also break from playing too vigorously or because they are an off-brand that doesn’t last long. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to have a plan of action for when it happens to you – because it may happen at some point in the future.

 

Read More

How To Choose A Chin Rest For Your Violin Or Viola

How To Choose A Chin Rest For Your Violin Or Viola

A big part of playing a violin or viola well comes down to selecting an instrument and chin rest that fits your physical form. If you’ve ever tried to play a violin that is too big to hold comfortably, you’ve discovered this can quickly become painful and reduce the quality of your music. Finding just the right chin rest can alleviate this problem. A good chin rest places an even weight between your instrument, your head, and your hands as you play. 

 

Read More

5 Tips For Programming An Awesome Spring Concert: What Draws An Audience

5 Tips For Programming An Awesome Spring Concert: What Draws An Audience

The spring months can be an ideal time to schedule a live concert at your school. Not only is the Earth waking up from a long winter nap, but people are looking forward to going out more to enjoy the arts and music. A concert is a great time for the community to get together to experience the bright new talent among your students. It can also be a good time to generate more interest and support for your school’s music program.

 

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