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Tips and Resources for Musicians Managing Their Mental Health

September 14, 2020

The pandemic is hard for everyone, especially musicians who don't have the opportunity to play in front of fans or even just jam out with friends. Here are some helpful ways musicians can still get together while social distancing.

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The Recording Contest Winners, REMASTERED

September 10, 2020

The way we see it, everybody won. Our students rallied together during a time of unprecedented uncertainty, worked collaboratively toward a goal, and produced creative works of art that were then shared with the world. If that isn't the work of winners, then we don't know what is.

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Staff Spotlight: Brandon Vogt

August 24, 2020

  What's your main instrument & why? Guitar. When I was 18 I decided to transfer my attention from sports to guitar. For some reason, I was very drawn to the instrument. I'm not entirely sure ...

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Staff Spotlight: Mary Kay Grout

August 20, 2020

What's your main instrument & why? Piano: I have been studying piano my whole life, and to quote a friend of mine, "It's the closest thing to being an entire orchestra as you're going to get."...

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10 Best Summer Songs of All Time

August 20, 2020

Summers are never complete without a particular anthem playing in the background. Tropical splendor matched with idyllic days, and ephemeral memories are best spent with a soundtrack that heighte...

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Staff Spotlight: Collin Littlejohn

August 6, 2020

  What's your main instrument & why? Guitar. Although I started playing drums at about the same time, the guitar is what spoke to me more as my father was a guitarist and songwriter. What's y...

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Staff Spotlight: Charles Hoeft

August 6, 2020

What's your main instrument & why? My instrument is the piano. I began taking lessons in fourth grade when I was around 10 years old, and I studied privately all the way through high school. I...

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Songwriting: Practice Makes Permanent

August 5, 2020

Mastering the art of songwriting is not an overnight magic. It's a time-bound series of casting spells before it becomes this magical seamless craft. For instance, Taylor Swift has been writing so...

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Who Won the Band Recording Contest?

July 8, 2020

The way we see it, everybody won. Our students rallied together during a time of unprecedented uncertainty, worked collaboratively toward a goal, and produced creative works of art that were then shared with the world. If that isn't the work of winners, then we don't know what is.

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Staff Spotlight: Josh Blythe

July 1, 2020

  What's your main instrument & why? My main instrument is the drum set. I grew up singing and playing the piano some. However, when 6th grade band approached I knew I wanted to pursue drums/p...

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Getting to Know "Jet Lag"

July 1, 2020

With a name like Jet Lag, it might appear as though this bunch of Music House School students knows a thing or two about the rockstar life... or at least they are bound to. Take a look at what this...

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Vote For Your Favorite Recordings

June 23, 2020

Take another look at the student bands that dominated last year's battle. They'll be competing again this year, but they've got some formidable competition.