Why do we teach music? Hello there! Lately I’ve been musing over the deeper reasons our music school exists. To teach music lessons to the citizens of Kansas City, of course! But there is something more I’m trying to pinpoint,
Summer Music Practice Tips & Ideas Hello Musicians! This month, we’re going to take a break from our series on musicality to look at some practical and fun practice tips to help you (or your child) have a wonderful summer
Components of Musicality – Part 3 – Improvising Here we are on month three of inspecting different components of musicality—what does it mean to be musical? This month, let’s dive into the world of improvising. Improvising is
Components of Musicality – Part 2 – Rhythm For a few months we are looking at what goes into making a person “musical”. Last month we explored singing in tune. This month, let’s dive into RHYTHM. Rhythm is strong,
Components of Musicality – Part 1 What makes a good musician? Is it just playing the right notes? Thankfully, no! There are so many dimensions to being a musician, and for the next few months we will explore them.
Hello Everyone! Right now I’m researching Christmas music and holiday concerts, but it is 52 degrees outside. I’m not quite in the Christmas mood yet, which is very unusual for me. I’m usually the earliest and longest Christmas celebrator I
Our Fall Recitals are here! Everyone is invited – these concerts are free and open to the public. Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 Both at 6:00pm – 1414 E 103rd St. Kansas City, MO Evangel Youth Building, across
You only get two ears. Keep them hearing as long as possible! In September, I went to the U2 Concert at Arrowhead stadium with my husband and fellow KCRB owner, Matt, and my sister, Julie. Beck was the opening act.
“I don’t have a musical bone in my body!” “I have no musical talent.” As a musician and music teacher, I hear phrases like these regularly. There is a prevailing belief that talent is what it takes to excel in
Hello KCRB students! I recently watched an incredible TED talk by neuroscientist Lisa Genova titled, “What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer’s”. Genova says Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be our destiny—even without further development in medicine. How can this be?