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If You Want to Accelerate Brain Development in Children - Teach Them Music

Posted on Aug 16 2016 by Leonards Music LLC in General

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The value of using a tuner

Posted on Mar 30 2016 by Leonards Music LLC in General

A tuner is a wonderful tool for all musicians. I generally don’t ask my students to get one until after they have been playing for a year or so, but it is really never too early to get one. I have my more advanced students “map” their instruments with their tuner. What I mean by this is I ask them to start on the lowest note and notate whether they are flat or sharp. They should ask a friend to... READ MORE »

The value of a metronome

Posted on Oct 27 2015 by Leonards Music LLC in General

A metronome is a very useful tool when you are practicing. I tell my students that if they were on the track team and they ran a mile and then the next day they ran another mile, how would they know how fast they were? How would they know if they had improved on the second day? The answer is they would not know unless someone had timed them. Musicians do not know exactly what speed they are pla... READ MORE »

Smart Music is a terrific tool for musicians of all ages and levels

Posted on Sep 29 2015 by Leonards Music LLC in General

This is a plug for Smart Music. We do not sell Smart Music and we are not affiliated in any way, but I can’t help but sing their praises. It is a terrific program in many ways. If you want to improve your counting skills, you can do the individual lessons on rhythm. Each unit asks you to sing, clap, or play rhythm patterns. They start out very easy and gradually increase in difficulty. There is... READ MORE »

How old does my child need to be to start studying a musical instrument?

Posted on Jun 08 2015 by Leonards Music LLC in General

Leonards Music held a couple of musical instrument petting zoos this past week and I kept hearing the same question from parents “Is my child old enough to start to play an instrument”? Instead of asking if the child is old enough, parents should be asking themselves if their child is “ready” to play an instrument. A child is ready to play an instrument when they understand the commitment learn... READ MORE »

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