Buying Your First Guitar

Buying Your First Guitar Determine your budget. Since this blog is referring to a beginner, try to keep your budget low. Around $75-$300 for any guitar. Used guitars are great as well, so check your local pawn shops or used dealers. There are also great packages that come with small amps if you decide to … Continue reading “Buying Your First Guitar”

The Benefits of 60 Minute Music Lessons

  The Benefits of 60 Minute Music Lessons   Most music studios offer either 30 minute or hour-long music lessons. These two lesson types each make for a completely different experience.  Younger children with shorter attention spans are better suited for 30-minute music lessons.  Older children tend to be better at focusing,  listening, and sticking … Continue reading “The Benefits of 60 Minute Music Lessons”

The Role Of The Drummer

Drums are loud, powerful rhythm machines designed to keep everyone in the band playing together. The drummer’s role is not simply keeping time (although that certainly is a big part of it), it’s also to lead the entire band! If a band were a train, the drummer would be the engineer, keeping everything on track … Continue reading “The Role Of The Drummer”

The Role Of A Guitar Player

We can’t imagine rock music without the electric guitar; this truly is one of the most iconic rock and roll instruments of all time. But what role does the guitar play in a band? What are guitar players supposed to do? In a time before rock music, the guitar player was a member of the … Continue reading “The Role Of A Guitar Player”

Campers Make Rock ‘n’ Roll History

The Pencil Sharpeners was formed in 1987 in the great city of New York. When the band first came together they didn’t have any money to buy instruments. Instead, they played a lamp, chair and a bed.  The band members lived together in Daniel’s house and played music into the night. Their next-door neighbor said … Continue reading “Campers Make Rock ‘n’ Roll History”

Summer Camp Mad Rock Stories

Floopy Noopers Floopy Noopers return home to St. Charles after playing sold out Subways across the tri-state area. Their plane landed in New York to be greeted by a mob of screaming cousins. Band members were whisked off in a yellow submarine to hold a press conference. Despite a successful tour, rumors spread on social media … Continue reading “Summer Camp Mad Rock Stories”

Summer Camp Mad Rock Libs: II

The Session 5 Camp Band SFCB was formed in 0009 in the great city of Russia. When the band first came together they didn’t have any money to buy instruments. Instead, they played a trash can, a computer, and a blender. The band members lived together in a cage and played music into the night. … Continue reading “Summer Camp Mad Rock Libs: II”

Summer Camp Mad Rock Libs

Mad Rock Libs with G2G G2G was formed in 1912  in the great city of Moscow When the band first came together they didn’t have any money to buy instruments. Instead, they played a lamp, ouija board, and a meat hook. The band members lived together in a chocolate factory and played music into the … Continue reading “Summer Camp Mad Rock Libs”

Summer Camp Kick Off

Summer camp is off to a great start with an awesome group of kids. Be sure to check out some summer camp pics of your kids by visiting our facebook page. Share and like with family and friends. Got 2 Go (G2G) Marty Aubochon is the band director for G2G (Got 2 Go) Zach L, … Continue reading “Summer Camp Kick Off”

How To Cure the Practice Problem: Part One

I conducted a survey asking parents three questions pertaining to their attitudes and expectations of music lessons in relation to other enrichment activities (i.e. team sports, karate, and dance). What I learned is that parents judge their child’s success in music with different criteria than all other enrichment activities. When it came to sports or … Continue reading “How To Cure the Practice Problem: Part One”