Interested in learning more about the history of jazz? One of my favorite resources is Welcome to Jazz. You can check out my review of it here, or purchase the book on Amazon here.
String instruments have been around for thousands of years. The violin itself has experienced numerous changes in design over the past several centuries. The final and most recent change occurred in the 19th century when larger auditoriums and violin virtuosos entered the scene. You can check out more of the violin's history here 🙂
In other news, The Rolling Stones published an article in 2013 on the thirteen worst band names ... and The Beatles made the list.... "Before you start writing furious comments, stand back and think about this stupid band name." wrote Andy Greene. "The Beatles is a dumb pun. That's all. They took the idea of …
They were also both born in Germany - a mere month apart. Although they knew each other's music, they never met.
All music has roots. And as gospel music spread from the church venue to the streets, this vibrant musical style influenced all types of music in America - including what you hear on the radio today! Interested in learning more of the history behind it? Check out a timeline article here 🙂
Did you also know that Broadway shows are reopening THIS week? There's a great lineup happening, and you can search for shows that are touring and in NYC 🙂 Check out the official list here!
Talk about taking improv to the next level! Interested in ways to encourage your students to dip their toes into improvisation? Check out the resource roundup by clicking the image below - it contains simple resources to get you started with all ages!
Interested in learning more about how sound and music works? Check out this past April's book of the month 🙂 With fun facts from all aspects of music, there is something for everyone in this book 🙂
It's that time of year when students all over the world sign up to begin piano lessons in anticipation of what they hope to experience and accomplish during the new school year 🙂 A first lesson goes a LONG way in setting the tone for the student-teacher and teacher-parent relationship. But did you know that …
Remember how you learned your alphabet, the capitals of the United States, and more?