the thing you do to make you good
So, you've got your child in music lessons and now, you've got to figure out practice. Why? Well, they can't learn to play an instrument only by attending lessons. Practice is a must. I know, it's hard to fit in. I get it. I struggle with my kids every day, every week, and they are older! So, here are some pointers on how to get in practice.
Once practice becomes part of the schedule, then it just gets easier and even more fun! Of course, we as teachers are always rewarding our students for practice with music bucks, contests, music ball, and honor roll. But the real fun, honestly, comes when they are confident & learning more repertoire! For more fun practice pointers, check out an past blog from the Old Pro.
Happy practicing!! Let us know what works for you!
Ear Explorations #012
We are wanting to encourage our students to listen to different and important musical works.
Your Assignment: Listen to the link below, share with your family, and add comments to let us know what you think!
This one is Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro".
Time Period: Romantic Era, 1918
This stage performance opens with Gianni Schicchi shouting, in resistance to the idea of his daughter marrying her love. Then his daughter pleads with him.
We are famous!
So, if you follow us on social media, you've probably already seen this. For those of you who have not- you're in for a real surprise! Music SO Simple was in the Richardson Community Impact!!!
Basically, out of the blue, a reporter emailed the studio asking to set up an interview with me. After the interview was a hit, he came in to take pictures of the studio and me teaching, Little Miss Sophia, my student who I was teaching the evening he came in felt like a star!!
The article was about MSS, how we started, and how we were adapting to the coronavirus pandemic:
Music SO Simple was named after a philosophy that owner Stathia Orwig uses when teaching music gets overwhelming.
Click here for the web story.
Sophia signed a copy of the article that is now hanging in our studio. Please feel free to share the article with family and friends!! Thank you all for sharing your love of learning music and MSS!! We couldn't do this without you!!