Music Teaches Perseverance Is Essential

“When a child picks up a violin for the first time, she/he knows that playing Bach right away is not an option; however, when that child practices, learns the skills and techniques and doesn’t give up, that Bach concerto is that much closer. In an increasingly...
Director Tips – Dr. Dan Bolin: Military Bands

Director Tips – Dr. Dan Bolin: Military Bands

In this week’s Director Spotlight, Dr. Dan Bolin tells us about his involvement with the various military bands from Washington D.C.    As you know, Dr. Bolin is retiring this year and we found a special article about him and his career.  Check out the video below,...

Participation In Music Ensembles Teaches Teamwork

“When a child has a part to play in a music ensemble, or a theater or dance production, they begin to understand that their contribution is necessary for the success of the group. Through these experiences children gain confidence and start to learn that their...

Ensemble Music Helps Students Focus

“The ability to focus is a key skill developed through ensemble work. Keeping a balance between listening and contributing involves a great deal of concentration and focus. It requires each participant to not only think about their role, but how their role contributes...