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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Find Your Best Tone by Singing Your Favorite Vowel

10/3/13 1:57 PM / by Allison posted in singing lessons, Miscellaneous, singer, singing, singing vowels, voice, voice lessons, voice teacher

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singing vowelsAs all veteran singers know, vowels are the meat-and-potatoes of our trade.  However, I want to explain to young singers just a few of the different ways they may use vowels in their practicing to enhance their vocal skills.  In this article I’ll talk about the importance of finding favorite vowels, round vowel sounds, when to modify vowels, and singing legato by focusing on vowels.

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Head Voice, Chest Voice, and Instinct

5/1/13 8:29 PM / by Allison posted in Vocal Tips, voice lessons alpharetta, chest voice, head voice, learn to sing, singers, singing, voice, voice lessons

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I know many singers, voice teachers, choir directors, and anyone who works with singers are well aware of these terms head voice and chest voice.  However, not all professionals agree on their meanings.  For this reason, I’d like to offer my definitions, and I invite other singers and voice teachers to respond with their own thoughts.

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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 #2

2/17/11 10:20 AM / by Allison posted in Metro Music Makers, piano lessons Alpharetta, violin lessons alpharetta, voice lessons alpharetta, drum lessons alpharetta, drum lessons atlanta, guitar lessons, guitar lessons Alpharetta, guitar lessons atlanta, 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 second thing to consider is WHY you would like to take in-home music lessons. In Reason #2 of Why You Should Have In-Home Music Lessons, we consider the CONVENIENCE 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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