How to Motivate Your Child to Practice their Musical Instrument

A young girl practicing the piano.

Lots of kids are excited about the thought of taking music lessons but struggle when it comes time to practice. On the other hand, some kids love to practice and show off their new musical accomplishments. While kids have their own feelings regarding practicing a musical instrument or voice, there are things you can do […]

The Life of Musical Legend Louis Armstrong

A 1995 USA stamp with an image of Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet

Leonard Bernstein, the famous American conductor and composer, once said of Louis Armstrong, “What he does is real, and true, and honest, and simple, and even noble. Every time this man puts his trumpet to his lips, even if only to practice three notes, he does it with his whole soul.” Read about the life […]

How Often Should I Tune My Piano?

A woman sitting on a chair playing a piano outside in an open field

If you’re wondering “How often should I tune my piano?” you’ll find the answer here.  If you’re using an untuned piano to check that you’re singing on pitch, the results can be woefully misleading. And playing a piano in need of tuning can even damage your piano. These are just two reasons to keep your […]