CMA alumni, Ariel Pocock, provides some amazing insight for music students and even parents of students in this podcast interview.
Michael Stegner's blog
We're excited to start electives for all CMA students.
Electives are music enrichment classes that meet in addition to normal music lessons. They are meant to broaden students' perspectives and provide inspiration to their love and appreciation of music.
Online music lessons at CMA are a great way for you or your child to learn music from home with a proven method. In this post we'll break down how our lessons have helped students over the years.
Adult lessons have always been an important part of our program. We teach or have taught beginners to advanced adult students from many different walks of life.
Here are a few things to consider if you are taking lessons or are considering taking lessons...
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...
Coming back to lessons after a break can be overwhelming. Students often feel like they have forgotten everything and are starting all over. That's not a fun place to be and patience is required from everyone while students get back into the groove.
Here are some thoughts on this...
As our Spring/Summer recital approaches, we wanted to make sure that everyone knew that it was not only okay but encouraged to bring friends and family to the event.
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).
Over the years we've been lucky enough to see some top-flight students come through CMA. Several of them started with us when they were really young and continued until they left for college.