Often times, rhythm is explained in a mathematical context, which can be complicated to translate into the context of sound. Instead, try using this method created by Michiko Yurko that uses stick notation and word association to teach rhythm.
So your child is ready to take music lessons, and there is only one problem...you don't have an instrument yet. You may be wondering if you should invest in an instrument before you know if your child likes it, or you may just not know where to start in the buying process. The tips below will help you make a decision about when and how to buy your first instrument.
It can be a challenge for students to keep their eyes on sheet music if they are not yet comfortable with the location of notes, and distance between intervals on their instrument. This is a normal challenge to face in the beginning of sight-reading, but can be mitigated through practice. Below are tips to help your child make the transition from memorizing to reading sheet music.
You don't have to be an expert on playing an instrument to help your child- that's why they have a teacher. View the tips below to learn ways you can help your child develop good practice habits, even if you do not play an instrumet.
Most students start out very enthused about music lessons, but may lose some of their initial excitement a few months into practicing. Use these tips to ensure music lessons do not become a chore for your child.
Music stimulates all fields of child development and skills for school readiness: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. Read to understand how your child responds and learns from music.
Many parents wonder about continuing with music lessons over the summer, going to summer camps, and practicing over trips. Here are several ways to keep your music student interested and practicing their instrument over break.
Are you looking for a gift for a music loving kid? These games teach sightreading, composing, and pattern recognition. These are great supplements for students enrolled in piano, guitar, voice, ukulele, and drum lessons.
Especially for younger students, it's important to mix things up with games and activities relevant to the lesson topics. Here are some fun music games you can play with your child that they will enjoy doing, while also solidifying their piano skills.
What is the “right age” to begin piano lessons? It varies from one child to the next, but a good rule of thumb is that your child is ready once he or she can tie shoes — or, around 4 years. Here are the signs to look for.
It seems like colds always have a way of hitting right before a big performance. Those first few sniffles days before a show can bring feelings of horror. Do not fret, here are measures you can take from the first sign of a cold to ensure the speediest recovery.
We depend on our vocal cords all day, however, between phone-calls, shows, sports games, parties, and everything in between they can take a beating. Here are measures you can take to make sure your vocal cords are healthy and performing at their best ability.
Breath support is the most important element of proper singing technique. These breathing tips will help you to achieve a clear voice, greater range, and have better stamina for long shows and recording sessions.