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Performance Driven Musicians

November 15, 2016

Rachel Loewen, Program Manager at Music House West, discusses why she loves to perform and thinks it's worthwhile to encourage all musicians to perform often.

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Using Music Technology to Compose

October 25, 2016

Music House Guitar Teacher Becca Kephart discusses how to use and combine effects of different composing programs.

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Jazz Ensemble Students Gain Serious Skills

October 17, 2016

Music House Jazz Ensemble teacher, Joel Stratton, discusses the intersection of structure and improvisation in jazz.

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Audio Effects for Musicians

October 13, 2016

Music House Tech Manager Brian Kephart discusses the world of audio effects and how to incorporate them into your music.

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Setting Goals Leads to Success in Playing a Musical Instrument

September 27, 2016

Learn how setting goals can help you to focus in on getting from where you are to where you picture yourself being in playing a musical instrument.

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What's So Great About Playing Music With Others?

August 30, 2016

The key to making learning music more engaging is playing music with others. Find a music school that gives you the opportunity to make music with a group.

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What To Do When Your Child Wants To Quit Music Lessons

August 1, 2016

Does your child want to quit music lessons? Here are some solutions to help them stick with it.

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7 Tips To Get Your Child Practicing

July 19, 2016

Learning to play an instrument can be fun and exciting, but sometimes practice can become a chore. Here are 7 ways to get kids to practice without the hassles.

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How To Find A Music Teacher Who Cares

July 12, 2016

Choosing the right music teacher can make a big difference in whether your music lessons are a success. How can you find the right one? Choose a music school.

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Grand Showcase Displays Amazing Student Progress

May 23, 2016

Grand Showcase weekends are an inspiration, and the most rewarding part of my job. Our group classes and bands perform, and I see our hard work pay off.

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Step Outside Your Music Comfort Zone And Discover New Music

May 17, 2016

Been listening to the same old music forever? Discover new music to listen to! Here're some suggestions from trumpet teacher Ryan Theilman.

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5 Reasons Kids Music Lessons Are About More Than The Music

January 12, 2016

What do kids learn by taking music lessons? In addition to learning to play an instrument, here are 5 ways your child will benefit from music lessons.