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Monday, January 31, 2011

More of Your Questions being Answered

My daughter takes year round guitar lessons. We will be taking a long summer vacation this year. 3 and 1/2 weeks. Should we just skip lessons for the summer? How should we handle this?" Anna, Springfield, VA

Hi Anna,

Most of our clients at LNM take vacations all year round, as well as the summer. We accommodate their schedules. If you communicate your schedule early enough you should not have a problem rescheduling the instructional time so your daughter can have her vacation while not losing any of her learning, as well.

Happy Practicing!

The Music Momma

Sunday, January 30, 2011

More of Your Questions being answered...

I am hoping to purchase a piano soon for my 5 yr old to start lessons on. I have been looking at grand pianos and uprights. What would you suggest would be best for my investment and for her to start on?" Julie, Hamilton, VA

Thanks for the question Julie! This is a good one. Grand pianos are beautiful pieces of furniture and if this is what you have your heart set on then go for it. However, if you are thinking of it as anything but a very expensive, all be it beautiful, piece of furniture then I would suggest looking elsewhere to fill your need. Up right pianos are nice too but antiquated at this point. They are expensive, heavy, take up a lot of space and are costly to keep in good shape.

For beginners, their fingers sometimes have a hard time pushing down the keys of a "traditional" piano. We always suggest a digital piano to our families’ adding a piano to their house. They are excellent products with superior sound quality. They are small, light weight, very attractive and can have weighted keys like a traditional piano keyboard without the expensive maintenance schedule.

Hope this helps!

Happy Practicing!

The Music Momma

Friday, January 28, 2011

Your Questions Being Answered - Trumpet!

More of your questions being answered:

"When is a good time to start the trumpet? My child is currently 4."

Great question! It's always great to jump on your child's interests when they are highest! However, you also want to make sure they will have a positive experience to build upon as they grow both in age and musically.

Brass instruments typically need to be started when the student is physically able to handle holding the instrument properly (big enough hands, arms, fingers, etc.) and also able to produce the proper amount of air to have a chance at creating an appropriate tone to be successful.

There is no exact age for this but a general age would be approx. 9-10 years old. There are always exceptions to this and I would suggest renting an instrument first and having a trained professional educator to help in the beginning so he gets off to a good start!

Keep sending in your questions!

Musically Yours!

The Music Momma

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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The Music Momma