Getting Students To Play Gigs Off Campus

Does anyone go into the field of music performance for the money? It’s not like someone says, “I want to make a lot of money. I think I’ll be a musician.”  Musicians play music because they love to play and they love to play to an audience. I come from a musical family. My father played in polka bands with his brother and their father and that pattern of a […]

 

A Teacher’s Perspective: The Power of Music

Originally Posted on May 4, 2015 in Music in a Minuet …http://www.nafme.org/a-teachers-perspective-the-power-of-music/ The older I get, the more I am convinced that music is the most important subject kids should learn in school as performers and consumers. Why is it that Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, the Beatles are as relevant (actually more so) today as (than) they were in their day? Any child who is not exposed […]