Class Materials Content (Video)

In this video we’re going to be covering class materials. We’re going to be covering topics that are so important to the actual every day playing-in-classroom work you’ll be doing. This is where the rubber hits the road…

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Intro to Video Series (Video)

This article is an introduction to a series of articles that Director Jim Matthews has recorded on video. Due to increasing popularity of videos in society, we have decided to make many of our articles as videos for ease and availability…

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18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

The Chinese philosopher Confucius said long ago that “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Playing a musical instrument has many benefits and can bring joy to you and to everyone around you. This article will provide you with 18 benefits of playing an instrument and will hopefully give you a better sense of appreciation and pride for music.

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How to Develop a Practice Routine

We’ve all heard the saying “practice makes perfect.” In music this is not true at all, and can in fact make you worse. A better saying is “perfect practice makes perfect.” This article will answer the who, why, what,where, when, and how when it comes to practicing music.

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How to Practice Music by Setting Goals

What is a goal? Why do you need goals when you practice, and what makes them so important?
A goal is something you want to achieve. If you don’t have clear goals, your efforts will have no direction or focus. You need to define…

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