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Windup Music Testimonials

Here is a collection of testimonials from parents about their children’s experiences learning through Windup Music Program. “My daughter has been a student at Windup Music for less than a year, and she has already learned so much. Julia created a safe, comfortable environment which fosters creativity and confidence. She took the time to get […]

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Windup Music Newsletter!

The Windup Music newsletter is finally here! I’ve been wanting to create a newsletter for the Windup Music community so that parents and students have access to useful music info, practicing tips, and family friendly concerts to check out. Here are links to the first two newsletter to check out: February, March. If you’d like […]

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Composition Premieres

I have a couple premieres of new compositions that I’ve been writing and I encourage you to check them out! In the summer, I was commissioned to write a composition for the Windermere String Quartet, I’ve been writing this piece for the past 4 months and its premiere will be on March 29th. A more recent […]

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Remedies for the Winter Blues

Now that we’re in the midst of the winter season with shorter days that are getting to be super cold, sometimes we just want to hibernate and imagine being in a hot southern climate. Listening or playing music is a great way to transform your winter blues. Science Daily has a great article about how music is […]

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Music Lessons in the New Year

The new year is a great time for new students to start music lessons. New goals, resolutions, activities, and experiences are beginning to be explored. Have you always wanted to try learning an instrument? Even if you’re an absolute beginner at any age, music is a great skill to enjoy and share with others and reconnect […]

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Looking for a Creative Gift? Give the Holiday Gift of Music Lessons

The holidays are fast approaching and the search for the perfect gift has begun,  for the early birds anyways! If you’re looking for a unique and creative present, you can’t go wrong with a holiday gift of music lessons; learning a new instrument or inspiring creativity is a wonderful gift to give! Maybe you already decided on […]

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Piano Technique Tutorials

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I’m a huge fan of the composer/pianist Chilly Gonzales. He has a great set of short demonstrations of piano technique. Here is a youtube playlist of his tutorial videos to check out: Chilly Gonzales demonstrates how to compose a melody, different methods of using your left hand as an […]

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Ear Training in Music Lessons – Part 2

In the previous post, I mentioned some introductory methods of beginning ear training in music lessons. The next step is to recognize and internalize patterns in rhythm and melodies. Recognizing Melodic Patterns Being able to sing or play a melody by ear is such an important skill. It helps you to improvise music as well as […]

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Importance of Ear Training in Music Lessons

Music making is extremely connected to what we hear and how we use our ears. Some say that your ears are their own musical instrument. They direct us in expressing our musical thoughts and play a huge role in how we perform music. This is why it is vital to learn how to development their […]

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Music Research on Brain Development

Here is another great piece on how music impacts brain development, apart of NPR ED, This is Your Brain. This Your Brain on Music . I’ve been posting a lot about music research because I find that it’s important for people to know these connections that continue to develop between music education and brain development. Neuroscience is discovering new […]

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