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How to Team Up with the Right Instrument for You

By Mercedes Killeen Introduction Choosing a musical instrument can seem daunting. Many parents pick something they think their child will like, but which the child ultimately isn’t really interested in. Then, the student loses motivation and eventually gives up. It’s also pretty common for music students to start out with one instrument, lose interest, and then stop playing altogether. It can be difficult to find the right choice for you/your child, but there are some tips to keep in mind. Let’s look at the best ways to team up with the right musical instrument.  Dos and Don’ts  In general, there are some basic tips which hold true for most people: Choose an instrument you genuinely enjoy playing. This might seem obvious,...

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Music as a Tool for Mental Wellness

It’s quite widely-known that music is an effective tool for improving mental health. Most of us can say, from personal experience, that we’ve noticed this in one form or another. So, let’s look at some of the most compelling reasons to use music as a tool for mental wellness (and you don’t need to be the next Beethoven to benefit!). Read more to find out how music can help.

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Pursuing Music as a Career - How to Find the Resources to Fund Your Dreams

Any career artist can attest to the financial uncertainty of working in a creative industry. Whether you pursue a career in theatre or classical music, there’s a certain level of difficulty that most artists will face in terms of funding their dreams. But what’s important to realize, as a musician, is that there are many resources out there to help you fund an education and/or career in music.

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