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 […]
Making Your Music Goals Happen
by Metro Music Makers instructor Clifford Koufman You would be amazed at what can happen as the result of setting a goal for your music, or even just admitting to yourself what you hope to accomplish with your music. Do you want to play in your bedroom by yourself? Is that enough? Do you want […]
Your (son’s) holiday vacation Disney playlist
written by Metro Music Makers instructor Chelsea Sefzik One of the most difficult tasks for me as a teacher is finding suitable music for young boys. However, Disney has come out with some fantastic hits over the years, and I want to share with you my top five picks for a young boy’s vocal and […]
Your (daughter’s) holiday vacation Disney playlist
written by Metro Music Makers instructor Chelsea Sefzik Are you heading out of town for the holiday break? Maybe even headed to that favorite childhood destination. . . Walt Disney World?! Whether you’re Orlando-bound or heading to the in-laws for some Christmas cheer, if you’ve got time in the car, you’ve got time to put […]
Prepping for the gig
written by Metro Music Makers instructor J.T. Lee When we’re young musicians, often we have the luxury of time, especially when it comes to performance prep. We spend months prepping for minutes on stage. I remember being in high school band—we started working Christmas music in October. The crazy thing was that we played the […]
How to perfect your craft
written by Metro Music Makers instructor Justin Boyd You are a musician who is really in love with music, and you really want to improve. You have the drive in you to always get better and grow. You see that many people accomplish being “okay” at their craft, but very few people accomplish greatness. What […]
How to sing and play at the same time
written by Metro Music Makers instructor Mark Grundhoefer A question I get asked a lot is, “How do I sing and play at the same time?” Learning a song on an instrument is difficult enough. To add singing on top of what you’re playing can often times seem impossible, especially when the vocal line does […]
Take a vacation, but not from your music!
Instructor Mark Grundhoefer shares how you can take a break this summer, but NOT a break from your music!
A dose of inspiration: The story of Billy McLaughlin
Billy McLaughlin had a profound influence on one of our instructors, and we think his story will inspire you too!
How to teach a love of music
Metro Music Makers instructor Aria Taboada shares how you can cultivate a love of music (and music education) in your child.