How to Let Your Heart Sing

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I have always loved singing in harmony and have sung in several choirs in the past. When I moved to Victoria, I was looking for a small vocal ensemble to sing with. In my search for a small community choir, … Continue reading

3 Steps to Promote Your Band – Be Seen to Promote Your Band

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Many times, unsigned bands will spend a boat load of time mastering their music, but very little time on band promotion. Developing a plan on how to promote your band is probably the most important yet over looked task that … Continue reading

How to Get Out of the Nightclubs and Into the Better Paying Private Gigs

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A cover band can perform in nightclubs forever and make a decent living making minimum wage. By minimum wage I mean one hundred to a buck and a half per night for a three to five hour performance. Anything over … Continue reading

The IQ in Music – Do Music Lessons For Your Kids Make Them Smarter?

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Simply listening to classical music – the so-called ‘Mozart effect’ – does not make you smarter. I have presented the grounds for this conclusion elsewhere. In this article we take a look at the question, “Do music lessons make a … Continue reading

Musical Torture – How Music Lessons Build Character in Kids, But Also in Parents!

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When I hear the words “music” and “torture” together, the two year debacle when my daughter Rebecca and I took violin lessons comes to mind. I’m not sure who was tortured more-the two of us who had to play, or … Continue reading

Discover How Music Can Help Disabled Children

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Modern science is proving what people have always intuitively known about music; music has the power to heal. Whether using percussion instruments or piano or guitar, the impact is the same; music can soothe the soul and also serve as … Continue reading

How Much Should My Child Practice? A Realistic Approach to Piano Practice

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How much should my child practice? This is the big question – one of the first I get from the parents of new students. The way you answer this question is so important. You are laying the groundwork for that … Continue reading