Michael Stegner's blog

What Instrument Should My Child Learn?

This is one of the most common questions we get from families at CMA.

Many families want their children to take music lessons in the Seattle area, but they aren't sure what instrument would be best for their child. Typically, young students start on piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons or ukele lessons. But there is no need to stress about this decision.

Here is a rundown of how we approach this...

New Practice Tracks for Levels 1 - 4

I'm excited to announce that the practice tracks for my books are now available for purchase so students can use them with any device capable of playing mp3's.

Each song in the book has an accompanying slow, medium, fast and pro practice track. The pro version is just the background instruments without the main melody so students can practice playing with a band (without help from another melody player).

What Instrument Should My Child Play?

For many parents interested in starting their child in music lessons, choosing which instrument to play can be filled with uncertainty. It is a big investment of time, energy and money for the family. It also comes with a great responsibility since the lessons and instrument will affect their musical experiences as players and listeners for a long time.