From the first day of classes in January, students are counting down the days until Spring Break. It’s a time for fun trips and relaxation, but it can also be a great opportunity for honing your skills. Maybe you’re not one to get caught up in big parties or expensive vacations. If you’re going to keep it low key for Spring Break, you might as well get something done while you have the time. If you want to know how to become a better musician during Spring Break, the answer is essentially the same for the rest of the year: discipline. An athlete doesn’t make it to the pros without it and the same can be said for any student looking to go to the Ivy Leagues.
- March 5, 2019
- Christian Music
Music can be something very personal. Whether you are a musician yourself or you simply enjoy listening to your favorite artists, music is personally affecting and hits each person in a unique way. If you’re wanting to get your Christian band noticed, however, your music needs to grow and be heard by the right people. So how does one take a band that’s brand new or only known in some local circles and get the word out? We’ve got a few ideas.
- February 21, 2019
Being a kid isn’t always easy, especially when you lack the resources to do what you want. Young athletes, musicians, and any 16-year-old yearning for freedom knows that not having money can hold you back from feeling like you’re at your best. Just for kicks, let’s throw out the question of whether or not you really need some new equipment. That’s a question for another day. Whether it’s a new instrument, a pedal board, or a whole bunch of accessories, we have seven suggestions for a high school musician who is short on cash.
- February 7, 2019
Do you need to hit the reset button? Between the holiday season and the start of a new year, January is seen by many as an opportunity for new beginnings. As you kick off this new year, or even just as you look to make a change in your life, we want to provide a few helpful tips for young musicians. Some of these qualify as career advice, while other points may be more personal and wellness-related. No matter what, we believe these helpful tips for young musicians can assist just about anyone.
- February 7, 2019
New Year’s Resolutions can be tough for young people. Even musicians feel the urge to make promises and set goals for the coming year. Sadly, four out of five of these resolutions fail by February. Should young musicians feel the need to make such goals? We certainly believe setting goals is necessary for success, but there are better ways of doing so than by viewing January 1st as some magical day of atonement. If you’ve been freaking out over your New Year’s resolution (or if you’ve already failed to live up to it), we have a few reasons why you should relax.
- January 14, 2019
- Camp Electric
Who doesn’t love a good deal? From Christmas shopping to getting the weekly groceries, there’s never a time when families want to pass on a bargain. The same can be said when it comes to finding the right summer camp. Why should you have to pay for a camp you don’t think is worth the asking price? There are probably dozens of summer music camps out there you could be looking at, so finally pulling the trigger on that decision is unique for each family. With that in mind, here are eight reasons why we believe Camp Electric is an absolute bargain.
- January 14, 2019
With the new year comes the chance to be bold. People are always making New Year’s resolutions, from learning a new language to writing a book. Some people, however, want to know how to become a musician. While there are a few ways to go about it, we wanted to share our tips on how to become a musician. It’s great to pick up a new hobby or pursue a dream, but anything worth trying is worth doing right. So if you want to figure out how to become a musician, check out our notes below and see what mistakes you might be able to avoid.
- December 14, 2018
As we approach a new year, you’re going to hear a lot about new year resolutions. For many people, these include going to the gym more often, eating healthier, checking off a bucket list item, and more. While we applaud anyone for turning over a new leaf and improving his life, why wait until January 1st? We have eight bad musician habits to break before the clock strikes midnight, closing out 2018 forever. If any of these mistakes sound familiar, we encourage you to make the necessary changes before dragging them into the new year. Here are some of the bad musician habits to break before the new year.
- December 14, 2018
The Christmas season is always a time for exciting opportunities. For many people, this is best observed by shopping for cool new gadgets and toys. There’s just something appealing about buying a shiny, new music instrument for most musicians. For some, the purchase is a chance to double down on something they think might interest them. For others, getting a new music instrument is just some form of an obsessive compulsive shopping disorder. How can you know whether buying a new music instrument is a good way to spend your hard-earned dollars? We’ve got a few questions to help you ease your mind.
- November 28, 2018
- Music Camp
Do you feel like your abilities on your favorite music instrument are being hindered by something? Do you wish you had a different instructor, attended a different program, or picked a different instrument in the first place? When you commit to something as difficult as mastering an instrument, it’s easy to blame small setbacks for what is already a slow process. For many students, the answer may be a music camp during the summer. This is an amazing experience for young musicians, but how helpful can they really be? Will going to a music camp make someone into a great musician? Before we can answer that one, let’s look at what these camps provide for the kids.