Download Our Free Goal-Setting Printables for Your First Music Lesson of 2016

12/31/15 12:42 AM / by Allison posted in piano lessons Alpharetta, violin lessons alpharetta, voice lessons alpharetta, Behind The Scenes, guitar lessons, guitar lessons Alpharetta, guitar lessons atlanta, in-home music lessons, Miscellaneous, music lessons, Music Lessons, piano lessons, piano lessons atlanta, practice, practice time, Practicing, Student Corner, Teacher Tips, violin lessons, voice lessons

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Our free goal-setting printables make the first music lessons of 2016 fun and productive for teachers and students. Even the youngest students benefit from talking about their accomplishments in 2015 and planning their gohappy-new-years-eve-2015-19 copyals for the upcoming year.  Teachers, walk through the goal-setting process with your students by

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Becoming your Music, Sharing your Art

3/25/13 1:42 PM / by Allison posted in guitar, guitar lessons, guitar lessons Alpharetta, guitar lessons atlanta, in-home music lessons, learn guitar, Performance Tips

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Playing music is such a personal experience. Performing is taking that personal experience and sharing it with any number of people.  If you have the desire to share your work, your progress, your art, then you will love and seek out any avenue to do so.  Sure, the first few performances could be rough or scary, but it will definitely be thrilling!  You might walk off stage wondering WHAT just happened and why it felt so short.  And then...you can't wait to do it again!  If you don't find this desire to perform your music, try it anyway.  Performing is a life changing experience AND a skill to learn and practice, benefiting many aspects of a successful education and career.

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Practice Makes Progress

3/6/13 4:01 PM / by Allison posted in guitar lessons, guitar lessons Alpharetta, in-home music lessons, practice, Practicing, violin lessons

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When learning how to play a new instrument students want to sound good and see results right away, but for most people it isn’t that easy.  It takes time and practice, just like it does when learning a sport, or another language or a dance, but it may not take as much time as you think. Professional Canadian hockey player Eric Lindros said, “It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice.” As someone who has been playing the violin for over 30 years, I know that statement is very true.  Here are some tips to help any new student learn to practice better:

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How YOU can be on American Idol: 4 Habits to Put You on the Right Path

1/31/13 9:06 PM / by Allison posted in in-home music lessons, Performance Tips, voice lessons

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There is a lot of excitement surrounding our student, Isabel Gonzalez, and her recent audition on American Idol.  She “wowed” the judges and received feedback that is equally as impressive as her audition.  Nicki Minaj told Isabel that her audition was “effortless” and that she’s a “natural.” Keith Urban praised our 17 year old student for walking out with confidence to perform in front of them. And we all love Mariah Carey’s quote, “You are so adorable. People are going to fall in love with you, because you are a star.” These music industry heavy-hitters were instantly head-over-heels for Isabel. So, the question remains, what did she do to get there?

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5 Top Reasons for Getting Your Kids Involved in Music Lessons

9/1/11 2:15 PM / by Allison posted in guitar lessons, in-home music lessons, Music Lessons, piano lessons, violin lessons, voice lessons

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When I tell someone that I teach piano, the initial response I get is, “I wish I had taken piano lessons when I was younger” or “I wish my mom forced me to continue piano lessons rather than letting me quit.” Since I started teaching in 1992, no one has ever said, "I wish I hadn't learned how to play the piano."As adults and parents, we seem to understand how essential and beneficial learning to play an instrument is in our childhood and adolescent years. Parents have various reasons for investing in music lessons for their kids. One of the main reasons is parents’ belief that music lessons will help their kids in school. And they are right! This is one of the 5 top reasons why kids need to learn a musical instrument. As shown by research, taking music lessons has numerous benefits especially in the development of intelligence and character. Here are 5 Top Reasons for getting your kids involved in music lessons.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Have In-Home Music Lessons: Reason #3

3/2/11 2:45 PM / by Allison posted in drum lessons, Metro Music Makers, piano lessons Alpharetta, violin lessons alpharetta, voice lessons alpharetta, drum lessons alpharetta, drum lessons atlanta, guitar lessons Alpharetta, guitar lessons atlanta, in-home music lessons, music lessons, Music Lessons, piano lessons, piano lessons atlanta, violin lessons, voice lessons

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When determining whether or not you want to take piano lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, violin lessons, or drum lessons, the third thing to consider is how your TIME  should factor into the decision. In Reason #3 of Why You Should Have In-Home Music Lessons, we consider the TIME SAVINGS of in-home music lessons.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Have In-Home Music Lessons: Reason #1

2/9/11 11:36 AM / by Allison posted in drum lessons, Metro Music Makers, piano lessons Alpharetta, guitar lessons, guitar lessons Alpharetta, in-home music lessons, Music Lessons, piano lessons, violin lessons, voice lessons

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When determining whether or not you want to take piano lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, violin lessons, or drum lessons, the first thing to consider is WHERE you would like to take the lessons. In Reason #1 of Why You Should Have In-Home Music Lessons, we consider the ENVIRONMENT in which you want to learn.

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Welcome to our blog!

1/31/11 11:46 AM / by Allison posted in drum lessons, Metro Music Makers, piano lessons Alpharetta, guitar lessons, guitar lessons Alpharetta, in-home music lessons, Miscellaneous, piano lessons, violin lessons, voice lessons

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Welcome to the Metro Music Makers Blog! We are excited you have joined us, and promise to make your trip here as informative and painless as possible.

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