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Why is it so hard to read music?

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Why is reading music so complicated? Why bother at all to read music when you can just play? Why do kids have to go through years of learning to read music just to be able to play songs? Why bother to read letters when you can just talk? Kids don’t have to go through years...
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Which Christmas Gift: Guitar or Keyboard?

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Give the Gift of Music this Christmas You have decided to buy the child in your family a musical instrument for Christmas. Congratulations for giving the gift that just keeps right on giving with a first FREE lesson. However there are so many choices for instruments and you want...
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3 Creative Ideas That Work for Long-Distance Grandparents

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3 Creative Ideas that work for long-distance grandparents Stay in the minds and hearts of your grandies with these fun, easy and educational activities is easy. Have you seen your grandchild recently? Congratulations to all grandparents who have been able to keep regular in...
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Which keyboard should I buy my child?

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Which keyboard should I buy my child? We don’t have room for a regular piano but which electronic keyboard should we buy? Do you have a young child who has shown interest in piano lessons? You may be wondering which keyboard is the best quality and value for money. I am...
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A Quick, Engaging Song For Your Restless Pre-schooler

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Looking for a quick, engaging song for “that moment”? Got a bored, tired or restless pre-schooler? Kids can’t resist a song about their name Name songs are kids favourite! Read on to find out why. “What’s your name?” This personal question...
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What’s in a Nursery Rhyme Song? 4 Benefits of learning traditional songs

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Nursery Rhyme Songs bring special benefits to young children. Traditional Songs become that way because of they are valued over time. As young children we have all learnt nursery rhyme songs and raps. There are many good reasons to continue this tradition and teach our children...
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Basic Hand Puppets Help Kids Learn Music

Kids love puppets. Puppets talk, walk, dance, sing, do the jig and whisper in your ear. All pre-instrumental activities begin with learning which hand is right and which hand is left. We may presume all children know this by the age of 5 but many struggle with the concept well in...
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Kids still need Music Lessons

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Kids Need Music Lessons Now More Than Ever KEEP OUR KIDS PLAYING Don’t let anything take away our kid’s music! The devastating effects of the COVID-19 crisis have reached into every corner of the globe. It seems no-one is unaffected. Loss of freedom, loss of jobs and...
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4 Easy steps to reading and writing music : learn in one minute!

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Start reading music today: yes, you can do it! Understand how to write and read music with 4 easy steps Have you got a minute? One minute is all it takes to learn how to draw a Treble Clef. This underrated little sign is the key to unlocking your music reading future. The Treble...
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Top Things to check while purchasing guitars for kids

Music Matters teacher Tim Dashiell
Top Things to check while purchasing guitars for kids: content credit to Guitars4u…many thanks. by Guitars4u | Jan 6, 2020 | Kids Guitar Your first guitar doesn’t have to be your best guitar, but it’s really the most important as this is what you will use to begin with. It...
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