Back to School

Practice VS Homework?

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It’s that time of year again!  I’m seeing photos pop up on Facebook and Instagram of my friends’ children ready for their first day of school — backpacks on, fresh new outfits, big smiles. And while these courageous kids may be a little nervous to tackle a new year, it’s often the parents who feel more overwhelmed when school starts up again... Read More

 

Where Can My Kid Play If There's No School Orchestra?

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OK, so you’ve taken the plunge and started your child on a stringed instrument. They’ve practiced, gone to lessons, done group recitals, maybe even started playing in a school orchestra. But what if your school doesn’t have a string program?... Read More

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Music Extracurriculars & Life Balance

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Living a balanced life. Easier said than done. I remember having a high school schedule totally inundated with an overabundance of extracurriculars, especially during my junior and senior years... Read More

 

Ensembles Large and Small: Try Them All!

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I am a huge fan of ensembles. The elementary school that I went to offered a strings class to 5th and 6th graders. I was excited to play the violin and then the cello. My favorite part of the entire class, though, was getting to work towards a common goal with my classmates... Read More