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Musika Spring 2013 Recitals

Apr 10, 2013 4:46:00 PM

Musika is proud to announce our spring 2013 music recitals!  We are offering over 20 recitals across the country in our top metro areas, free of charge for all enrolled Musika students and their teachers.

IMSLP - Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Mar 28, 2013 10:47:00 AM

Students today are never more in need of free material to help them learn their instrument.  IMSLP, which stands for International Music Score Library Project offers over 230,000 scores and over 23,000 recordings for your musical needs, and is a great resource for students and teachers alike.

V-I-B-R-A-T-O for Learning Vibrato

Mar 28, 2013 10:29:00 AM

What is vibrato, and why do the judges on American Idol keep bringing it up?  Use the V-I-B-R-A-T-O mnemonic to remember that vibrato comes from breath control.

When you begin learning how to play the Violin, there are some key accessories which go along with the instrument that are crucial to the student's success. These accessories are necessary both for the maintainance and care of the instrument - a well cared for instrument is easier and more fun to play on!

The Art of Voice Classification

Mar 27, 2013 3:04:00 PM

Many beginning vocal students ask "Can the instructor help me determine my voice type?"  Your voice type is normally determined by the natural range and tone of your voice. After your instructor has determined your present voice type, he or she will begin to recommend which genres of music might suit your voice, or which repertoire would be compatible to your voice in its current state.

The majority of Americans learn music in their schools, but there are many ways to learn and be involved with music education outside of the classroom.  Here are a few ways (including private lessons) that you can use with your child to explore music outside of the classroom environment.

Sheet Music Sources for Music Students

Mar 27, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Outside of visiting your local neighborhood music store, there are many resources for obtaining and purchasing music online. By shopping around online you can often get the best deal for music, and many sites also have free shipping when you buy in bulk!

Tips for Beginning Flutists

Mar 26, 2013 12:18:00 PM

Are you or your child interested in learning flute, but you're not sure where to begin? Here's a guide that might answer some initial questions about beginning flute lessons.

Featured Teacher Profile: Angela G.

Feb 21, 2013 10:13:26 PM

For Philadelphia voice teacher Angela Gilbert, singing brings back some cherished memories of her childhood in South Africa. On family trips, she and her sisters used to sing – in harmony – to pass the time. “I remember being so sad when any trip would end,” Angela said, “because this meant the singing would end, too.”

Ask A Teacher: Piano Methodologies

Feb 19, 2013 9:54:08 PM

One thing we always ask prospective teachers when they are interviewing to work with us is to describe their basic philosophy of teaching. This might be one of the most important questions we put to them, as it gives us insight into the how of teaching: how do they conduct lessons? How do they work with younger students? How do they get a complete beginner started on their instrument?

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