With the holidays right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to share a few great musical gift ideas. And best of all most of these instruments can be had for under $25! Remember, the more toys you have around the house, the more fun it is to play! Oh yeah…and this retailer […]
Monthly Archives: November 2012
This past Friday, I sat down with the fabulous and enthusiastic Stella Mahler of the BMF band, Electric Home Fries. She was kind enough to share some of her thoughts with me about being in a band at BMF, feeling music versus thinking music, and most importantly, her favorite animal of course.
I just finished a wonderful article in the Sunday Review section of the NY Times: The Science and Art Of Listening. Seth Horowitz makes the simple yet profound point, “listening is a skill that we’re in danger of losing in a world of digital distraction and information overload.” He goes on to better define that […]
I just had a great conversation with a mom whose kids take private piano lessons and each play in a BMF band. A family totally committed to making lots of music each week. She revealed, though, that she is struggling with getting the kids to practice regularly at home. It feels somehow more like homework […]
At BMF, we are constantly discussing how we can more creatively show students the magic of making music together rather than telling them how to make music alone. At our curriculum workshops and faculty meetings we go around the table and ask how each of us are “keeping it real.” By “keeping it real” we […]