Have you ever heard the classic saying: “music is a universal language”? Many have wondered why and if this was true, and thought there HAD to be another side to such a bold statement.
Student exposure to music and culture in America is one of those things that most would say they value, but actions speak louder than words, and the words aren’t often backed by taking the time and doing what’s important. Participate in some of Indianapolis’ newest venues this year, and let us know what you think (we’re always curious!).
Let’s be honest… when you think of a musician at any level (school-aged, collegiate, professional, etc.), you don’t necessarily think of them having many run-ins with physical stress or injury. But that’s not true at all! From beginner to pro, musicians have to learn to deal with a significant amount of strain from areas of their body that may not be utilized as often otherwise. This is worthy of a discussion! Check out these three steps to ensure that you or your student prevents any of these setbacks.
Ah, the end-of-year holidays… what a great time to allow your ears some nostalgia and familiar listening. And what better way to get in the holiday mood than by making a date night or taking the kids to listen to great local live music! For an aspiring musician, watching the pros demonstrate how it’s done is a truly priceless experience. Here is a list of top venues and other places in the Indianapolis area that will capture these timeless moments.
Every experienced musician could say that their time spent practicing defined their abilities as a player or a singer. Just like in any other construct of society, the time we spend preparing and developing pays off in the end. Although there are no “right” answers on how to practice, my hope is that a point discussed in this post will somehow make you better at practicing.
I’m sure you’ve heard it before; “Music is good for your brain!” But what exactly does that mean? Is it just good for counting, “and a 1, and a 2, and a 3, and a 4… ?” I learned that basic structure in Kindergarten. Surely the scope of music’s benefit to the mind goes beyond that… Well, it turns out the rabbit hole goes deeper - way deeper - than we originally thought.