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Music Lesson Resources

I have here some useful sites for students to check out that could be helpful outside of music lessons. For learning more about music theory: Music theory info sheets Interactive theory lessons/games Free sheet music: Classical music in the public domain Here is a great site that has tutorial videos about practicing your instrument and interviews with […]

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Different Ways to Play Piano

You can make so many different kinds of sounds with the piano. It can create soft flowing melodies or powerful and strong chords. Chilly Gonzalez is one of my favourite pianists/composers. He is really great in creating a blend of classical and pop music. This video is a great way to see how you can play piano […]

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Windup Music Has Facebook & Twitter!

Windup Music now has a Facebook page and Twitter! Check it out and like / share it across the web. I’ll be posting fun musical moments and interesting articles to read.

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Great Classical Music For Young Children

If you’re looking for some great pieces of classical music for young children to listen to, I’ve made a list of some lovely pieces that are filled with imagery and stories. It’s great to get kids to draw or paint while listening to these pieces and try and interpret the story they’re hearing from the music. […]

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Guitar Lessons in Toronto

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, Windup Music is now offering guitar lessons in Toronto. What makes our lessons different is that we have the opportunity for students to record their songs with professional recording equipment. I like to focus lessons on creativity in music. I want students to be exposed to song writing and […]

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Different Ways to Listen to Music

An important aspect of learning how to play an instrument is to listen to music; the two go hand in hand. When you learn how to play a piece of music, you begin to understand more about it, the structure, the emotion, maybe an underlining story. All of these points are really useful to keep […]

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Teaching Musicality

Teaching musicality to young beginners before certain technical skills isn’t taught very often. I find that certain musical elements like tempo, pulse, and accents get lost when teaching beginner piano or guitar students. Some teachers rather wait until they have some technique behind their skills before touching upon these musical elements. It’s definitely more of a […]

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Beginner Guitar Lessons

Windup Music is now offering beginner guitar lessons for all ages! Guitar is a star instrument in so many popular music genres, making it one of the go to instrument to learn. It’s a great instrument to get kids engaged in music from the beginning. They can learn rock tunes that they’re already familiar with to […]

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Classical Music From a New Perspective

Even though this Ted Talk is from 2008, it’s one of my favourites about teaching music and thought it made great connections to previous posts about emotions in music. Zander really shows how a change in perspective can effect anyone’s experience with music. This is a great lecture to watch whether you already enjoy classical […]

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Alternative Methods in Music Education

I stumbled upon an interesting article from The New York Times that discusses a different approach to teaching music classes, developed by an organization called Little Kids Rock. Instead of strictly teaching classical music in school, they get kids learning pop/rock songs to arouse more interest from students.There seems to be a lot of debate whether this […]

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