Category Archives: Lifestyle

When Do I Clean My Instrument?

Your instrument is like a pet; you need to feed it regularly with practice time and clean it so it won’t stink up the case.  So, when should you clean it?  What signs should you look for? Brass Instruments Your mouthpiece is something you should clean once a week.  Warm, soapy water with your mouthpiece […]

Am I Too Old to Start Playing?

We hear this question a lot at the store (or at least a variation of it).  Adults will be drawn into the store by all of the instruments, wander around, and then say something to the affect of “I always wanted to learn to play, but it’s too late to start.”  This is absolutely not […]

Private Lessons

Should you seek private instruction? A question we get a lot in music retail is whether or not private lessons are needed.  This is raised by adults picking up an instrument for the first time (or first time in a while) and parents of high school, middle school, and beginners.  Hopefully, this will clear up […]

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Learning With Your Child

Why you should learn with your child Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting you pick up an instrument and learn with your child (although that would be a great idea!).  I simply mean there are several reasons to take an interest in the instrument your child selects and learn a few characteristics.  It is easy to […]

Guidelines for Getting An Instrument

I Need An Instrument…What Do I Do? There are many reasons to purchase (or rent) an instrument.  There are also many different ways to purchase an instrument that come with inherent pitfalls or perks.  Here we will outline some of those so you make an informed decision that is best for you and your family. […]

Reasons to Shop Local

What is the first thing you do when you want to buy a product?  Check online!  Everyone does it (myself included).  With so many marketing strategies geared to making buying easier and quicker, why would you think of looking anywhere else? Specific Products A local, specialty shop will typically carry a larger variety of products […]