Music House Stories



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Music Playhouse: Where Fun and Learning Meet

January 31, 2017

Tap your sticks, tap your sticks 123, 123 Can you tap your sticks, can you tap your sticks Just like me, just like me. Young preschoolers tap their red rhythm sticks in unison to this famil...

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A Musician's Guide to Happiness

January 17, 2017

Playing music should always be a positive experience. If you take the wrong approach as a musician, however, you could find yourself frustrated and unhappy. This would be tragic. Playing music is...

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Keys to Success: Music House Piano Teachers

January 10, 2017

Piano teachers at Music House run the gamut of music education and experience. These teachers not only teach students to play piano, they have experience as professional pianists, sharing the stag...

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You Got A Musical Instrument For Christmas! So Now What?

December 13, 2016

If you're one of the many people who wanted a musical instrument for Christmas--and actually received one--then you're one of the lucky ones! You may have dreams of becoming the next country music sensation, your child might be a music prodigy, or you may just want to broaden your already existent knowledge of music. Now, you'll need to learn how to play that shiny new instrument, but don't just let it sit there! Take it out of the box, give it a few strums or toots, or try to figure out how to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star."

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Can Anyone Learn To Sing?

December 6, 2016

If you could wave a magic wand and give yourself a better singing voice, would you do so? My guess is you're nodding your head. Most people want this, because singing is fun, creative, and social. Now, I'm sorry for the bad news but I don't have a magic wand. However, if you really want to learn to sing better, I do know a way.

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Holiday Reflections from a Pianist

November 29, 2016

Charles Hoeft, Music House School of Music Piano Instructor, discusses the origin of his journey in music as well as what prompts him to continue that journey: a strong sense of community and a comforting solace.

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Music House Drum Teachers Are Hard To Beat

November 16, 2016

Drum teachers at Music House love teaching and inspiring students. Their strong background in music brings a treasure trove of possibilities to their students.

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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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Music House Voice Teachers Offer Wide Range of Experience

October 19, 2016

Music House voice teachers have a variety of musical backgrounds. This gives voice students have great choices in selecting a voice teacher.

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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.