Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Encourage Your High School Student to Play in a Community Band

by Marc C. Whitt If your community or local region is blessed to have a community band, you may wish to check it out as a perfect complement to your high school child’s musical experience. Rehearsing and performing with such an ensemble can certainly be a highlight to their music education and budding performance career. … Continue reading Encourage Your High School Student to Play in a Community Band

Now That Band Season’s Over, What’s Left to Do?

By Scott McCormick Now that I have your attention, I’m sure most of you who are involved with high school band programs were ready to stone me or check my noodle with this blog’s headline: “Now that band season’s over, what’s left to do?” Believe me, as one who has spent a professional lifetime working … Continue reading Now That Band Season’s Over, What’s Left to Do?

Encourage Your Senior to Continue Their Music Involvement

By Marc C. Whitt Congratulations! For many of you, this marks your child’s senior year in high school. I recall that year well. Two of my three children have since gone down that road with our youngest nearing that point. Where did the time go? They were just babies! I found our daughters’ senior years … Continue reading Encourage Your Senior to Continue Their Music Involvement

SmartMusic now Available to AMP Members at a 20% Discount

Focused Practice. Instant Feedback. Documented Progress. SmartMusic is the award winning software used by music educators around the world to enhance their programs and provides a way to dramatically improve their students’ skills. Student practice is focused because they receive immediate feedback while listening to their performance and seeing the correct and incorrect rhythms and … Continue reading SmartMusic now Available to AMP Members at a 20% Discount

Planning for the Inevitable; Preventing Stage Fright by Doing This 1 Thing

by Donna Schwartz Don’t you hate when you think you’ve planned for every conceivable scenario, and Murphy is right there throwing you a curveball? You think you’ve accounted for everything. You have the address and directions, the room number, audition time, and the name of the contact person at the audition site. You’re all set, … Continue reading Planning for the Inevitable; Preventing Stage Fright by Doing This 1 Thing