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Nurturing and supporting talented music students through high school, and then facilitating their launch to the best music school is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a music teacher. Deciding on which type of school to attend, and then which program is best for the individual student, can feel overwhelming to students and their parents.

 

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Finding a roommate at a new school is an awkward endeavor. There's no getting around that. You have relatively little time to make a big decision.  Welcome to adulting.

At some schools your new roommate may be chosen for you.  This article focuses on the scenario that you will have control over who you live with.

 

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Music school is an intense, exciting opportunity. Good roommate or bad roommate – how you handle your living situation will impact the quality of your experience. Learning how to handle a bad roommate situation is one of those life lessons best learned early. Since we want you to achieve everything you can while at the conservatory, here's our contribution so you can avoid having a dodgy roommate derail you.

 

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ollegiate-level academia is an entirely new arena compared with the average American high school experience. Even honor students and those who were star athletes and musicians in their local communities can feel out-of-their league when they hop into the “big pond” that is their University of choice.

 

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Private lessons are a smart way to hone your techniques and accomplish specific goals. For adult string musicians, private lessons may be the only way to fit lessons into a busy work and household schedule. For students, it can help to keep you at the edge of your learning curve, especially if your high school orchestra no longer challenges you.

 

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Rosining your bow for the first time is a milestone of sorts for new string musicians. Prior to practicing and developing muscle memory, holding the bow and fingering the strings feels clumsy, but rosining the bow is something you can do with confidence.

 

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Kids have so many different activities they can enjoy. Learning to play an instrument is one activity whose multiplicity of benefits for children is well-documented.

 

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Children can learn anything in a rhythmic pattern. However, teaching them music is a whole different challenge. You not only have to ensure that the child is grasping his lessons but also have to keep it fun and interesting. Following the same curriculum and topics each year can make your lessons tedious. The last thing your want is to see your child lose interest in music because they find it too monotonous! 

 

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Getting back into your school routine after a long summer break is important for success, but it’s not always easy. You need to go through a little adjustment to transfer your thoughts and energy back towards your education rather than on just having fun. And for music students, this is doubly hard if you’ve been slacking off on your practice. Starting the new school year means being ready.

 

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Coming back to school after the long vacation is tough, and it can be hard for teachers to get students back into the learning zone after weeks of summer fun. However, you can make the transition a little easier by kicking off the school year with some fun games in your music class.

 

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Teacher’s Corner: How to Guide Your Gifted Students to the Best Music Schools

Teacher’s Corner: How to Guide Your Gifted Students to the Best Music Schools

Nurturing and supporting talented music students through high school, and then facilitating their launch to the best music school is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a music teacher. Deciding on which type of school to attend, and then which program is best for the individual student, can feel overwhelming to students and their parents.

 

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Practical Tips for Finding a Good Roommate at Music School

Practical Tips for Finding a Good Roommate at Music School

Finding a roommate at a new school is an awkward endeavor. There's no getting around that. You have relatively little time to make a big decision.  Welcome to adulting.

At some schools your new roommate may be chosen for you.  This article focuses on the scenario that you will have control over who you live with.

 

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How to Live with a Difficult Roommate at Music School

How to Live with a Difficult Roommate at Music School

Music school is an intense, exciting opportunity. Good roommate or bad roommate – how you handle your living situation will impact the quality of your experience. Learning how to handle a bad roommate situation is one of those life lessons best learned early. Since we want you to achieve everything you can while at the conservatory, here's our contribution so you can avoid having a dodgy roommate derail you.

 

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How to Make a Good First Impression With Your Music Professors

How to Make a Good First Impression With Your Music Professors

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ollegiate-level academia is an entirely new arena compared with the average American high school experience. Even honor students and those who were star athletes and musicians in their local communities can feel out-of-their league when they hop into the “big pond” that is their University of choice.

 

Read More

How to Get the Most Out of Your Private Lessons

How to Get the Most Out of Your Private Lessons

Private lessons are a smart way to hone your techniques and accomplish specific goals. For adult string musicians, private lessons may be the only way to fit lessons into a busy work and household schedule. For students, it can help to keep you at the edge of your learning curve, especially if your high school orchestra no longer challenges you.

 

Read More

How to Rosin Your Bow

How to Rosin Your Bow

 

 

 

 

Rosining your bow for the first time is a milestone of sorts for new string musicians. Prior to practicing and developing muscle memory, holding the bow and fingering the strings feels clumsy, but rosining the bow is something you can do with confidence.

 

Read More

12 Ways Parents Can Be Effective Advocates For Their Child Musician

12 Ways Parents Can Be Effective Advocates For Their Child Musician

Kids have so many different activities they can enjoy. Learning to play an instrument is one activity whose multiplicity of benefits for children is well-documented.

 

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Tips To Make Music Lessons More Effective For Your Kids

Tips To Make Music Lessons More Effective For Your Kids

Children can learn anything in a rhythmic pattern. However, teaching them music is a whole different challenge. You not only have to ensure that the child is grasping his lessons but also have to keep it fun and interesting. Following the same curriculum and topics each year can make your lessons tedious. The last thing your want is to see your child lose interest in music because they find it too monotonous! 

 

Read More

What Do Music Students Need To Start The School Year Right

What Do Music Students Need To Start The School Year Right

Getting back into your school routine after a long summer break is important for success, but it’s not always easy. You need to go through a little adjustment to transfer your thoughts and energy back towards your education rather than on just having fun. And for music students, this is doubly hard if you’ve been slacking off on your practice. Starting the new school year means being ready.

 

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5 Music Games To Kick Off The School Year With Your Students

5 Music Games To Kick Off The School Year With Your Students

Coming back to school after the long vacation is tough, and it can be hard for teachers to get students back into the learning zone after weeks of summer fun. However, you can make the transition a little easier by kicking off the school year with some fun games in your music class.

 

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