Valentine’s Day Gifts for Musicians

Need ideas for your musician this Valentine’s Day? You’ve landed in the right place. We’re sharing our favorite Valentine’s Day gifts for musicians. Order now to have your gift arrive just in time for the love fest. This music note necklace is simple but classy, and should be a hit with your favorite musician. “Music speaks when […]

Circuit bending creation: the Caliphoner

written by Metro Music Makers instructor Michael Pagel It is time again for another experiment in circuit bending! In my last post, I explained how my father’s job sparked an early interest in electronics and technology. This time my mother’s job inspired me to take on this project. My mom is just about to retire […]

The secret sounds of circuit bending

written by Michael Pagel, Metro Music Makers instructor When I was a child, my father worked for a company that cleaned out old office spaces after the businesses had moved out. This meant he was always bringing home old telephones, printers, keyboards, and any other electronics commonly found in a 1990s office. Not all of […]

The fear of me: how fear of ourselves might be holding us back

written by J.T. Lee, Metro Music Makers instructor This week, I was talking to a teenage student about trying something new. He seemed pretty apprehensive about pursing a particular path in musical growth, and it got me wondering: Why? Why do so many musicians fight growth in ways that may not be the most comfortable? […]