Minute Clinic

  • If You can Sing it, You can Play it!

    Mike Lawson | May 5, 2024I am a firm believer that if you can sing it, you can play it.  Even though all my classes are instrumental classes, I ask my students to sing regularly.  Singing helps students develop pitch discrimination, improve intonation, and can even be used to solidify difficult rhythms.  You might encounter some initial resistance, but if you […] Read More...
  • Recruitment and Retention – It’s More Than “Filling the Seats”

    Christina Huss | April 8, 2024A key aspect of all music programs is recruitment and retention. We are often pressured to “fill the seats,” but that doesn’t matter much if they don’t stay filled with students who want to learn. I have tried a variety of different techniques to recruit and retain prospective music students. A multifaceted approach works best! –       Introduce […] Read More...
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