Student Spotlight: Ava Darnell

4/27/20 11:10 AM / by Metro Music Makers posted in Student of the Month

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Ava Darnell is 12 years old and has been studying music with Metro Music Makers for a year and a half. Her instructor Grace Mason recently interviewed her for our Student Spotlight series.

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Choosing Guitar Picks

4/13/20 7:00 AM / by Metro Music Makers posted in play guitar, buying a guitar, Guitar

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Written by Metro Music Makers instructor Dr. Victor Ezquerra

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Metro Music Makers can help you make your Spring Break Staycation FUN!

4/1/20 9:30 AM / by Metro Music Makers

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5 Great Websites for Music Education at Home

3/19/20 1:20 PM / by Metro Music Makers posted in Miscellaneous, Practicing, Teacher Tips, Online Lessons

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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 Music Makers has been using. I have found what I believe are some worthwhile music sites to grow my students even though I’m not in the room with them. Maybe that break from common core math all day can be comprised of a few of these?

1. Flashcards – I believe we could all use a little note refresher, and
this website not only includes treble and bass clef, but also
alto and tenor clefs. It’s even got a timer for a little extra hustle.
Enjoy! Name That Note

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Teacher Spotlight: Mark Grundhoefer

3/9/20 7:45 AM / by Julie Tiemann posted in Teacher Spotlight, Our Teachers

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2020 Summer Camps at Metro Music Makers

3/4/20 9:13 AM / by Metro Music Makers

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Metro Music Makers is excited to be partnering with Alpharetta Recreation, Parks and Cultural Services to produce our camp experiences this summer. We are thrilled to be bringing back our two most popular camp offerings: Rock Band Camp and Musical Theatre Camp.

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Student Spotlight: Sydney Musembi

3/2/20 7:00 AM / by Julie Tiemann posted in Student of the Month

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Sydney Musembi is 8 years old and has been studying piano with Metro Music Makers for a couple of years. Her instructor Kristen Van Dyke recently interviewed her for our Student Spotlight series.

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Why you should consider online music lessons

2/28/20 11:42 AM / by Julie Tiemann posted in Music Lessons, Online Lessons

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written by Metro Music Makers instructor J.T. Lee

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Making Your Music Goals Happen

2/14/20 7:50 AM / by Julie Tiemann posted in Music Appreciation, Music Lessons, Practicing

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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. 

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The Power of Love (Songs)

2/10/20 6:26 AM / by Julie Tiemann posted in Music Appreciation

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by Metro Music Makers instructor Aria Taboada

February 14, the day of love, is almost here. It’s the day where we celebrate romance with lots of chocolate, hearts and flowers. I personally do not think that Valentine’s Day is complete without a good playlist of love songs. If you know what you are looking for, you can find a playlist for any occasion in any genre. Though I would love to share from every genre and sub-genre, there are so many! So instead, I will break music down into four broad categories: classical, jazz/blues/big band, rock/pop and country. Here are some of my personal favorites; what are some of yours?

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