by Metro Music Makers instructor Chelsea Sefzik This is an interesting time for us all, isn’t it? Some people may be enjoying the at-home time, but for others, this is a big challenge. I know that I miss my students, but I’ve been thinking about ways to educate them through the online platform that Metro […]
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? […]
Trombone Cleaning, Care and Maintenance
Metro Music Makers instructor Michael Pagel offers step-by-step instructions on how to clean and maintain your trombone.
Metro Music Makers students win big at Reflections
Several of our Metro Music Makers students placed in the county-level Reflections contest this year. We are proud of their creativity and contributions to the arts.
Thank You To Our 2018 Holiday Recital Sponsors!
We are thankful for the support of these amazing sponsors to create a wonderful recital experience for all of our students and their families and friends.
Thanksgiving reflections: gratitude for my unknowing mentor
Metro Music Makers instructor Aria Taboada shares her reflections of gratitude for her mentor, and challenges us to do the same.
Five Tips And Tricks For Musicians
Metro Music Makers instructor Heath Needham shares five tips for musicians based on questions he often receives from students and parents.