Category Archives: Music

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 […]

How To Sell Your Used Instrument

It seems that we all end up with instruments that are no longer in use, but don’t know what to do with them.  As a local music store, it is probably one of the most-asked questions.  “What should I do with this?” My child doesn’t play anymore If your child decided to quit band/orchestra, it […]

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 […]