Category Archives: Music

Why We Need Music

Elevators.  Video games.  Football games.  Grocery stores.  Movies.  Classrooms. All of these things (and more!) have something in common: music!  Music is the fabric that supports everyday life, but is often unacknowledged until it isn’t there.  What all goes into making music for these?  Obviously, a symphony takes time to put together, but movie or […]

Noteworthy Interview: Dr. Brittan Braddock

We were very fortunate to have Dr. Brittan Braddock take the time to answer these questions in an interview as she ended her first year at UWF and was preparing to begin her second.  In the short time she’s been in our area, she has already made leaps of advancement for the Department of Music […]

Noteworthy Interview: Don Snowden

Almost everyone in the Pensacola area has interacted with or been influenced by Don Snowden.  After his decades of contributing to music education, he now gets to enjoy retirement!  You may recognize Don from conducting the Pensacola Civic Band or playing in the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra.  We were fortunate enough to get a short interview […]

Everything To Know About Reeds!

If you or your child plays an instrument that uses a reed, there are several questions that come up.  When you’re just getting started, you need to know how long each reed lasts and more advanced students will wonder when to move up in reed strength or even how to know what brand of reed […]

Local Groups You Can Join!

Are you an adult (or student) in search of an outlet to utilize your (possibly dusty) instrument?  Lucky for you there are several groups (3 that are in Pensacola!) to check out and possibly join.  You can even join more than one! Pensacola Symphony Orchestra The Pensacola Symphony is the premier performance group in Pensacola […]

When Should I Get An Instrument Upgrade?

When is the right time? There are so many benefits to an intermediate or professional instrument, but you want to consider the musical goal of your student.  It is always best to bring the student to try out instruments before purchasing one — most music stores offer this service.  Select the picture that best fits […]