May 11, 2017

Why TIA, Part 2

In this second post answering the question, why TIA, I will focus on the why in regard to adults. The first post focused on why we are here in regard to meeting the needs of homeschool families. See that post here. Adults We don’t exist just for homeschoolers, though we love our homeschool families. We…[READ MORE]

May 7, 2017

Why TIA (Part 1)

Music is not just an extra-curricular activity or something that only certain pockets of people should study. Music is a need for all people. Ethnomusicologists have described music as one of the most essential forms of human expression and something that all people need on at least some level. Music is art. Music is a…[READ MORE]

October 10, 2013

Four Practical Reasons Why Everyone Should Study Music:

Recently I discussed four simple reasons your child should study music. Really at least three of those four reasons apply not just to children, but everyone. Music education is not just for children, it’s for everyone! Because music is a necessary part of human existence. Here are four practical reasons why everyone should study music:…[READ MORE]

September 25, 2013

Why Should My Child Study Music? 4 Simple Reasons

More and more parents are making the choice to home-school today, and we applaud that choice. We home-school our children as well. But many home-school children do not have the opportunity for instrumental or vocal music instruction. In North Thurston County alone,  home-school students number at least 200, and this only reflects those that officially…[READ MORE]

September 20, 2013

Put us in Your Pocket (Dear Band Director, Private Music Teacher, or Parent of a band/private music student)

Dear Band Director, Private Music Teacher, or Parent of a band/private music student: We are not here to steal students. I know that’s a rather abrupt statement, but I think it needed to be said. I think it necessary to tell you a little bit about why we are here and what we hope to…[READ MORE]

July 23, 2013

What Instrument Will Be Best for Me: Your Instrument, Your Voice

This is my newest toy. OK, it isn’t a toy, it is a custom made professional pocket trumpet. But to me it is a joy and a lot of fun, not unlike a toy for a musician- but it is capable of serious music for sure. As we approach the coming school year, many parents…[READ MORE]