Tag: communication

Tips for Parents: Help your child succeed in learning an instrument

Today’s guest blog post is from Robert Grifa at MakeMusic Inc.

Learning how to play an instrument is an exciting time in a child’s life. It is a brand new experience and the possibilities of this endeavor are infinite. There are as many reasons why a student has an interest in starting as there are students! No matter the reason, one aspect is the same for all: They need the support of those around them to help them succeed. Parents surely want to help their sons and daughters be successful in everything they do, but the idea of helping their children learn an instrument can be a bit unsettling especially if they did not have music instruction themselves.

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Grassroot or Grass STAIN: Is Passion Killing Your Booster Group?

DJ Corchin of The 13th Chair weighs in on the pitfalls of caring too much.

Oh, Passion. How I loathe you. You and I have been partners on so many occasions and I feel like you still don’t understand me. I’d like to say it’s me and not you, but no, it’s you. I appreciate all you’ve done for me in the past, really, but I’ve outgrown this relationship. I think it’s time we see others. I’m sure there’s someone out there for you. Just keep looking. Let’s still be friends, okay? (send)

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