Gift Ideas For The Musician In Your Life


When you have a musician in your life, whether they are a close family member, your child, or a person you are in a relationship with, you may find it difficult to pick out the perfect gifts for them when you are holiday or birthday shopping. This is especially true if you are not particularly musical yourself. Rather than getting them a gift certificate to buy or download music or some other semi-generic gift, get to know some of the ways that you can find gifts that will delight and wow the musician in your life.

25 January 2016

Choosing Your Child's First Instrument


Participation in music education offers an increased IQ, improved test scores, and stronger language development skills. Quite naturally, you're eager for your child to grab an instrument and begin. First, take a moment to think. Playing a flute isn't the same as playing the clarinet or even the drums – so you want to choose carefully. The instrument your child selects should be a wise choice in order for them to excel, enjoy it, and experience the widespread benefits of musical education.

22 January 2016

Understanding Traditional Irish Folk Music (And How To Dance To It!)


There's no doubt that Ireland has a great history of folk music and it's a tradition that has excited and thrilled you for years. And now you're ready to get into it in a major way. But what are the roots of this amazing music? What are the best modern recordings of it? And what's the best way to enjoy it? Read on to find out the answers to all these questions (hint: the answer to the last one is by dancing, of course!

18 January 2016