eeeeeeeeek It's here, it's here!! We are 99.99% DONE with the complete studio remodel and are proud to announce that come hell or high water (or a pandemic 😅 ) we are OPENING for IN-PERSON lessons again on Monday, August 3. We can't wait. You're going to love the new space. Here's how it works: … Continue reading MJS REOPENING for In-Studio Lessons Monday, Aug 3
The summer slump, or summer slide, is definitely a real occurrence. According to a New York Times article, the average American student loses about a month's worth of learning each summer. The good news: This waste is preventable. According to the RAND report, good summer programs with individualized instruction, parental involvement and small classes can keep children … Continue reading Ultimate Guide: Summer Practice Success
In the Summer Music Project, we will present our students with the chance to experience the making of a robust Music Project from beginning to end. CLICK HERE to sign up In this project, students ages 8+ will learn how to: Play an instrument in a band of their peersCreate and record a songWrite skitsEdit … Continue reading Announcing MJS Summer Music Project!
We learn to sing and play instruments through gradual development, habituation, and integration of a sophisticated collection of skills. I truly believe that the mark of a great teacher is not how quickly they “deliver the concepts,” but how elegantly they help each student lay the groundwork for a stellar, balanced technique and then continue … Continue reading Teaching music is not enough
Every new year I use this template to reflect on how the previous year went- the highs, lows, and everything in between. I've found that it's not only really therapeutic in helping me to avoid feelings of overwhelm, but it also provides me come clarity for moving forward in mindfulness. Take a moment to consider … Continue reading 2019 Reflection + 2020 Vision