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The 21st Century Guitarist

July 14, 2017

It’s not 1974 anymore. This may seem obvious, but as a 21st-century guitar player, you should remind yourself of this constantly. Like everything in life, music is always evolving, and evolution ...

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My Child Loves To Sing! Is It Time For Voice Lessons?

July 11, 2017

When your child loves to sing, it’s natural to want to find opportunities for them to spend time singing. School choirs, community theater, church choirs, and more, offer a chance to sing their he...

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Music Education: Out of the Past and Into the Future

July 11, 2017

What’s the Matter With Music Education? We've all heard the media reports of its slow death in the public schools, but what's really going on and why? Today’s school band and orchestra model was ...

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Music Summer Camps: A Week of Musical Discovery

June 20, 2017

Rock Band Camp Rehearsal in Overland Park In the immortal words of Alice Cooper, "School’s out for the summer!" Time for vacations and hours spent at the pool. And... if you sign up for a Mus...

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A Music Practice Routine That Will Transform You

June 12, 2017

There's a lot of information on your favorite records, so dive in. Discover A New Artist There is something special about finding your new favorite band. We’ve all been there. You're flipping th...

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Music PlayHouse: A Fun Beginning to Music Education

June 5, 2017

Early Childhood is the best time to develop positive associations with music. Every Thursday afternoon the sounds I hear coming from the music classroom next to my office wall raise my curiosity...

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Become a Happier Person By Listening To Music

May 30, 2017

Brandon Vogt, Music House School of Music guitar Instructor, talks about ways to open your mind to new musical worlds via meditation. Learn a few tips that will help you get started.

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Listening: The Most Important Thing

May 22, 2017

What's the last song you listened to? Listening to music is the most important part of being a musician. Not practice. Not theory. Not even performance. As a teacher, I frequently ask my students ...

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Music House Students Become Recording Artists

May 16, 2017

Music House bands get the chance to be legit rock stars while recording their original songs.

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Never Too Young to Rock

May 4, 2017

A new Music House band, comprised of 9, 10 & 11 year olds, rock the school's Overland Park Auditorium.

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Three Tips For Overcoming Stage Fright

April 25, 2017

Kim Foskett, Music House School of Music oboe Instructor, tackles an obstacle that all musicians, from beginners to pros, eventually face: stage fright. But never fear (pun intended). She has some rock solid tips that are sure to boost your confidence.

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What is Music? Music Defined by Musicians.

April 18, 2017

It's challenging to truly describe music in words. We all know how it makes us feel, and we know what we like when we hear it, but actually communicating this is the hard part. Author Victor Hugo w...