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The Next Step: Learning to Make Music!

When is the best time to start learning a musical instrument? Monkey Music's Angie Davies gives her advice on the right age to begin, how to find a good teacher, and how to encourage your child to practice! By Angie Davies, Monkey Music Learning to...

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Helping Your Child Choose the Right Instrument

From PBS Here are some components to consider when helping your child choose the right instrument.The first thing to consider is your child’s age. If your child is younger than six, make sure you understand the purpose behind playing an instrument at such a young age and acknowledge the...

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How to Help Your Child Choose a Musical Instrument to Study

From WikiHow The ability to play a musical instrument is a wonderful thing, and you can never start too early. Children are curious and imaginative by nature, and many will be able to pick up music very quickly, and develop a love for it. The ability to play an...

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Choosing An Instrument For Your Child

It is the beginning of the school year, and just like every other school year, I get several phone calls a week asking me the same question, “I really want my child to play a musical instrument, but I don’t know which one!” I have to tell you–I’m THRILLED to...

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SuperNanny: What should I Play?

What should I play? IThe orchestral instruments that are featured below fall into three main categories – String, Woodwind and Brass. Each has its own attractions and disadvantages, and most (but not all) instruments are available in smaller sizes so that children can start early and then move up...

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From CNN: Picking The Right Instrument For Your Child... Tuba or Flute?

Tuba or flute? Picking the right instrument for your child Music educators use body type and personality to determine best instrument for a childExperts look at how outgoing a child is, lip size, height to make best matchBest advice for parents is to first let the child decide what he or...

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From PBS: Helping Your Child Choose an Instrument

Helping Your Child Choose the Right Instrument By Dr. Robert A. Cutietta Finding the right instrument for your child is a difficult but important factor in your child’s continued musical success. Forcing a child to play an instrument rarely leads to the love of music making we want. Here are...

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What Instrument Should My Child Play?

Quiz: Which Instrument is Right for My Child?Find out what instrument might be perfect for your child. Simply choose the answer that best describes your child and then view your results to find out which instrument is the best match. Give it a try!Question 1: What kind of music does...

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What Instrument Should You Play?

What Musical Instrument Should You Play?At a concert, you're usually:How would you describe your intelligence?Do you work well with others?Imagine you have a satisfying musical career. How would you gain notoriety?How would the people who know you best describe you? http://ow.ly/AphkQ   What Musical Instrument Should You Play? At a...

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8 Healing Benefits of Music

The healing power of music.Whether it's the perfect song after a bad break-up, or something relaxing to listen to while you study, there are endless ways that music makes our hearts and souls feel better. But research shows that music can have benefits for our bodies, too.   1.  Eases...

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