Step #7: Listen to lots of music, their music. Please note: This the final installment in a seven part series on building better practice habits. Please begin with the first entry if you are just now finding this series. I think you will be happy you did. Click here to read Entry #1. And now […]
Monthly Archives: November 2014
Calling all BMF parents! I want to hear from YOU! For the past year or so, Nate and I have been writing blog entries about everything from the BMF mission to a holiday gift guide. Now I would love your feedback. What are you most likely to read? What would you like to hear more about? […]
What does it mean to be present at practice? Being physically present–making a meal, reading a book, or sweeping the floor, within view but not distracting to your practicing musician (by talking on the phone)–will have an extremely positive and motivating effect on your child. Being present is one of the hardest parts for many parents, though. Being […]
So you’ve heard your teacher or child talking about your child’s weekly BLAM at the Brooklyn Music Factory. That all sounds great, but what on earth is it?! Peira will be explaining the whats and hows of BLAMs here shortly. Check back tomorrow! Sign up for 2016 Camp!!
Build A Routine (one day at a time) This may seem obvious to those that have gotten pretty good at something other than their job, but it bears repeating: Building a consistent routine is essential. No seven-year old boy needs to be playing music one hour a day, but they do need to be visiting their […]
The Joy Formidable. I have not heard a wall of sound like this from a female-fronted band since…well, never. On record they are great; live they are even better. I love this band so much I couldn’t decide which song to choose, so I gave you two: Whirring and A Heavy Abacus. Bat For Lashes. She is on […]