Why Do Musician’s Learn to Sight Read Music? Probably a very close second to the question, “how do I get my child to practice,” is the question,”when will my child learn how to read music?” It’s a great question for two reasons: 1. It highlights what so many parent’s believe to be essential to making […]
Last year I signed my daughter up for an amazing class for toddlers. It was really fun, good for her, and she loved every minute of it. The following year, I signed her up again, and at the very first class she did the exact same activity that she did the year before. This […]
You may have experienced your child wanting to quit music and losing interest after begging you for piano or guitar lessons. (Or maybe you have experienced this personally! We meet lots of parents who quit piano lessons as kids, and always wish they hadn’t… sound familiar?) 95% of the time (based on my observations over the […]
Parents MOST Frequently Asked Private Lesson Question: Process?! I’m a parent of two teenagers (that’s Josie above on the left as a 9 year old…now 16!). I’ve watched them work through countless curriculum at multiple schools. And here is what’s hard…trusting a curriculum. Yes, letting go of our need to micro manage our children’s experience. […]
At Brooklyn Music Factory we offer Bands & Private Lessons. Many of our musicians do both, some only one. Bands and Private Lessons work together beautifully, but can also stand alone. Which one you do—or whether you do both—depends on your goals. Here I’ll explain their different objectives but first note the core value that […]
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