Parents Make it Happen

You are the most important encouraging force in your child’s life! That can be a lot of pressure at times, and the awareness probably makes you feel guilty. Never fear. The fact that you’re here proves you are already doing a fantastic job! Read our articles to help you understand how you can help your budding musician live his or her dreams.

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5 Benefits of Audio Learning

5 Benifits of Imitation and Audio Learning

How listening to recordings helps students develop musicality. While learning new pieces, most teachers encourage their students to listen to recordings.   Social media facilitates this, bringing videos and sound clips to millions of people who never would have accessed them otherwise.   Watching and imitating professionals carries so many benefits and very few drawbacks.   1)           Imitation is a natural way of learning.   Children learn to speak by imitating sounds, then words, then phrases.   Musicians first learn to be expressive by imitating … Continue Reading

John Tracy

How Can I Help My Child Succeed in Music?

Parents Help Their Kids Succeed in Music: John Tracy Interview Part I Parents can help their kids succeed in music–no matter what. My Dream Teacher is privileged to interview John Tracy, Founder and Owner of Tampa Bay Music Academy in Florida. In this video, John … Continue Reading Continue reading

Isabelle Jeannet

Turn Any Setback into Success

Sometimes a huge setback can fuel your greatest success.   After two surgeries on her hand, concert pianist Isabelle Jeannet was forced to put her performance career on hold.   During this time, she intensely studied hand movements of many great piano masters.   What … Continue Reading

Best Places to Sell Used Instruments

The Best Places to Sell Your Used Instrument

You will lose money if you sell your musical instrument at a yard sale. So where can you go to get the best possible value? Whether you’re looking to upgrade your old musical instrument or to simply declutter, there are four rules you should follow … Continue Reading Continue reading

Ideal Student-Teacher Relationship in Music

The Ideal Student-Teacher Relationship in Music

The music teacher is more than just a private instructor.   She is a role model and personal mentor for her students.   Her pupils place absolute trust in what she says.   In many cases, her advice matters more than anyone else’s in her … Continue Reading