Ah, winter break, a time for doing nothing but opening presents. Oh, wait, winter break for musicians? That’s a slightly different thing.
While many students get a few weeks of nothing, music students have to keep up with their skills. Music majors also should get some rest. Continue reading “Winter Break for Musicians: What to Do”
Being a musician is amazing. But it can also get expensive. As the holidays approach and your wish list grows, consider this gift guide for musicians.
And if you’re not a musician, consider getting one or more of these things for the musician in your life. You might just save them some hassle and stress. Continue reading “Gift Guide for Musicians (2019)”
When you started playing an instrument, you probably thought of all of the amazing solos you’d get to play one day. You probably didn’t think as much about the holiday music that would come up every year.
For better or worse, holiday music plays an important role in our culture. Without music, the holidays would be boring. Continue reading “Holiday Music and Musicians”
Music is awesome. There’s tons of music out there, especially for an instrument like the flute. But a lot of that music requires you to play with a pianist.
Sure, you can play music by yourself. But playing with others allows you to hear and feel the entire piece. Continue reading “How to Play with a Pianist”
Oh scales. The bane of many musicians’ existences. But, knowing how to practice scales is actually really important.
If you can’t practice scales well, it will affect how much music you can learn. It will change how you learn music, too. Continue reading “How to Practice Scales”