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a musical response to the Forbes article “7 crippling parenting behaviors…”

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a musical response to the Forbes article “7 crippling parenting behaviors…”

Why do we enroll our children in music lessons? Why do we sign them up for basketball, karate, or gymnastics? It’s not because we believe they will become professionals. It’s b ...

Why do we enroll our children in music lessons? Why do we sign them up for basketball, karate, or gymnastics? It’s not because we believe they will become professionals. It’s because these activities are more than just sport or hobbies; we believe they are character builders. ...

free holiday sheet music

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free holiday sheet music

NOTEBUSTERS has just released free holiday sheet music! Compiled by our co-author, it's great for practice, music class, recitals, or enjoying with a cup of hot chocolate. Deck ...

NOTEBUSTERS has just released free holiday sheet music! Compiled by our co-author, it's great for practice, music class, recitals, or enjoying with a cup of hot chocolate. Deck the Halls Jingle Bell Rock Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Feliz Navidad Sleigh Ride ...

the basics of note reading | part 2: note names

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the basics of note reading | part 2: note names

the basics of note reading web series A 3 part tutorial that teaches the basics of note reading by our author Ms. Spurney. Combined with NOTEBUSTERS, beginning musicians will have ...

the basics of note reading web series A 3 part tutorial that teaches the basics of note reading by our author Ms. Spurney. Combined with NOTEBUSTERS, beginning musicians will have everything they need. part 2: note names This video covers the notes on the treble and bass stave ...

the basics of note reading | part 1: the staff

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the basics of note reading | part 1: the staff

the basics of note reading web series A 3 part tutorial that teaches the basics of note reading by our author Ms. Spurney. Combined with NOTEBUSTERS, beginning musicians will have ...

the basics of note reading web series A 3 part tutorial that teaches the basics of note reading by our author Ms. Spurney. Combined with NOTEBUSTERS, beginning musicians will have everything they need. part 1: the staff This video lesson covers the treble clef, bass clef, line ...

but music practice is soooooo boring!

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but music practice is soooooo boring!

All of your students practice as much as they should and more, right? OK, you can stop laughing and pick yourself up off the floor now. I know it wasn't the brightest question. ...

All of your students practice as much as they should and more, right? OK, you can stop laughing and pick yourself up off the floor now. I know it wasn't the brightest question. But I asked it to make a point, of course. Haven't you been guilty of that misbehavior? I personally ...

top 5 children’s songs to play on guitar

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top 5 children’s songs to play on guitar

Getting children involved with music is always a positive thing for parents to do.  Our young ones will often come home from school talking about the instruments they have played o ...

Getting children involved with music is always a positive thing for parents to do.  Our young ones will often come home from school talking about the instruments they have played or the songs they have sung that day. As an extension of this, you might include music into your chil ...

quick tips to get your child interested in playing a musical instrument

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quick tips to get your child interested in playing a musical instrument

There have been countless studies proving the benefits playing a musical instrument can have on a child’s development. Playing an instrument has been shown to: • Enhance memory • ...

There have been countless studies proving the benefits playing a musical instrument can have on a child’s development. Playing an instrument has been shown to: • Enhance memory • Improve readings and math skills • Boost responsibility and time management abilities Furthermore ...

NOTEBUSTERS now only $19.95

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NOTEBUSTERS now only $19.95

Just in time for the holidays, we have reduced the price of NOTEBUSTERS at Amazon and Createspace to $19.95. For just under $20 you can provide your children, nieces, nephews, gran ...

Just in time for the holidays, we have reduced the price of NOTEBUSTERS at Amazon and Createspace to $19.95. For just under $20 you can provide your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, or even yourself, with 240 fun and quick note learning exercises designed to improve sigh ...

performance tips for all ages and levels

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performance tips for all ages and levels

Whether it’s a 5th grader’s 1st piano recital or a high school student's college audition, every performance is unique and has a certain level of unpredictability. Regardless of ex ...

Whether it’s a 5th grader’s 1st piano recital or a high school student's college audition, every performance is unique and has a certain level of unpredictability. Regardless of experience level, you can never be over-prepared. Listed below are some tried and true tips and tricks ...

quick and practical exercises to master musical notes

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quick and practical exercises to master musical notes

NOTEBUSTERS consists of 240 one-minute exercises covering over 30 notes on both staves. Typical music theory books spend only a few chapters covering note reading. Without properly ...

NOTEBUSTERS consists of 240 one-minute exercises covering over 30 notes on both staves. Typical music theory books spend only a few chapters covering note reading. Without properly learning how to sight-read, students can become frustrated and lose motivation. NOTEBUSTERS teaches ...

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