25 Apr

Workshops with a bang!

Graeme Hare is a passionate drummer but also founder and lead facilitator at Drum & Percussion Workshops teaching rhythm and drumming, the oldest instrument known to mankind, to children and adults all over the UK.

After many years of playing in music clubs and bands Graeme Hare took an honors degree in jazz and popular music...


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25 Apr

How to find music students when you're just starting up

How do you build a client base of music students when you are starting out as a music teacher? What is the best way to market yourself? We asked piano and voice teacher Johanna Namminga, to give us some tips.

Johanna has just joined The Broadway Music School in Denver, as a piano and voice teacher. The school has about 300...


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25 Apr

Teaching songwriting in Nashville, where the lyric is king

We wanted to know more about how to teach songwriting and interviewed multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Cliff Goldmacher in Nashville.

Cliff Goldmacher is a songwriter, producer, and owner of two recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee and Sonoma, California. Cliff has been in the music business for over twenty years...


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27 Dec

Do Re Mi - and excel in maths

Meet Endre Balogh, founder of the nonprofit Toones Academic Music program in Foster City, California, a program that helps children to become the problem solvers of tomorrow.

Music, clapping, moving around, drumbeats, children laughing. It sounds like they are having a lot of fun and better yet, the kids are actually learning math and...


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27 Dec

IPad makes music lessons motivating and fun!

We spoke to Leila Viss, an expert in the area of using music apps. Leila is a teacher, co-founder of the music school 88 Creative Keys, blogger at 88pianokeys and author of the book The iPadPIANO Studio. /

Leila is an exceptionally good church organist and a wonderful pianist with a repertoire that...


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27 Dec

Music teachers demand half the number of students in classes

Swedish music teachers are demanding half the number of students in elementary school classes. The reason is increasing curriculum demands coupled with decreased lesson time. The strain of the situation is so severe that many leave the profession long before retirement.

We spoke to Agneta Höglund, a teacher at Mälarhöjden elementary school in Stockholm. She has 5 classes per day...


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