Tag Archives: Music Lesson

In The News: Music And Video Games

In my group of private music lesson students, there are several boys who are Minecraft enthusiasts.  Minecraft is a video game about breaking and placing blocks to build shelter, food, clothes and weapons from resources, such as pigs and trees.  … Continue reading

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NPR: On Practicing Music

“Regular practicing is a path towards self-discipline that goes way beyond music — it’s a skill that has hugely positive ramifications for personal fulfillment and lifetime success.” – Anastasia Tsioulcas from “Getting Kids to Practice Music – Without Tears or … Continue reading

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“What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound?” Extended Pages

Continuing on the theme of Mo Willems books for a music lesson, I found the book, What’s Your Sound, Hound the Hound?  Cat asks every animal what is their sound and they respond: Cow moos, Chick peeps, and Hound woofs.  … Continue reading

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Goldilocks, Three Bears, and the Keyboard

Given the opportunity to play the piano or keyboard, young students either bang away at the keys or stare at the keys, wondering how to play it.  To provide structure in exploring the keyboard for both types of students, I … Continue reading

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