Unleash Your Inner Musician: Why the Ukulele is Perfect for Beginners and Kids
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by Connie Felton
1w ago
Are you or your child interested in learning to play a musical instrument? Perhaps you’re looking for something fun, accessible, and easy to get started with? Look no further than the ukulele! This pint-sized instrument packs a punch when it comes to beginner-friendly features, making it the perfect choice for budding musicians of all ages. In this post, we’ll explore why the ukulele is such a fantastic instrument for beginners and kids alike. 1. Manageable Size and Weight: One of the most intimidating aspects of learning a new instrument can be its size and weight. However, the ukulele is ..read more
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Unlocking the Mind: The Cognitive Benefits of Learning to Play an Instrument as an Adult
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by Connie Felton
2w ago
For many of us, living in a world where our attention is constantly divided and our minds are bombarded with information, seeking ways to enhance cognitive function has become a priority. While traditional methods like puzzles and brain games are popular choices, there’s another avenue that often goes overlooked: learning to play a musical instrument. While commonly associated with childhood education, the cognitive benefits of picking up an instrument extend well into adulthood. Let’s explore how embracing music can lead to a sharper mind and a more fulfilled life. 1. Enhanced Memory: Learnin ..read more
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Fishtown: neighborhood event
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by Connie Felton
1M ago
Looking for a fun (and free!) event for the whole family this weekend? Former Philly Music Babies teacher, Claire Abribat, will be at our neighboring bookstore!  Storytime is back at The Head & The Hand this Saturday, April 20th. Join Claire, illustrator of the newly released Children’s book “The Adventures of Lucy G. Bohannon” for a community story-time and craft event. Through rhyme and lyrical verse,  authors Cindi Abribat and Kathleen Bohannon bring us Lucy’s heartwarming epic, full of rich emotion. Colorful, hand-painted gouache illustrations will delight readers both ..read more
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Spring Recital Coming Up May 18th
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by Connie Felton
1M ago
The Philly Music Lessons Team is thrilled to invite you to our Spring recital! Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our talented students at the Philadelphia Ethical Society on Saturday, May 18th. There will be multiple sets throughout the day between 12-5pm. Attendees are welcome to stay for all of the sets, or just for the set in which you or the student you are supporting is performing. All performers and audience members must purchase tickets in order to attend the recital. It is highly recommended that you purchase tickets in advance!    $15.00 (+ fee) per person for ..read more
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Why We Love Fishtown
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by Connie Felton
3M ago
Proudly based out of Fishtown, we opened our first studio here at 2111 E Susquehanna Avenue just shy of ten years ago. We loved the neighborhood then, back in the days of Ida Mae’s and the Rocket Cat Cafe, and we love it still today. In recent years, the community has seen an influx of artists and entrepreneurs which has led to the development of new restaurants and cultural spaces. Home to numerous galleries, studios, shops and street art; the overall atmosphere here is lively, vibrant and dynamic.  Fishtown has become a culinary hotspot, with a wide array of restaurants, cafes, and ..read more
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Why We Love Passyunk Square
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by Connie Felton
4M ago
Bounded by Washington Avenue to the north, 6th street to the east, Tasker Street to the south and Broad Street to the west; Passyunk Square is widely regarded as one of the most vibrant and enchanting neighborhoods in Philadelphia.  Home to both old generations and new transplants, the people of Passyunk Square have a reputation for being friendly, civically engaged and passionate. With no shortage of community events (the wildly popular Flavors of the Avenue among them) the neighborhood stands out as one of Philadelphia’s most energetic. For visitors looking for a spirited twist on th ..read more
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Intro to Music Theory Workshop
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by Rachel Weisbart
11M ago
Dates and rough curriculum will be as follows:   July 21: Staff & Pitches; Treble & Bass Clefs July 28: Grand Staff; Ledger Lines Aug 4: Note Values; Measure & Bar Lines Aug 11: 4/4 & 2/4 Time Signatures; Whole, Half, Quarter Rests Aug 18: 3/4 Time Signature; Dotted Half Note; Ties and Slurs Aug 25: Workshop Review   Fishtown studio, Fridays, 6-7pm   PML is excited to offer a Six Week Intro to Music Theory Workshop with Raina Welch.  It’s a great way to supplement and strengthen your current lessons! Students can expect to strengthen t ..read more
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Spring Recital coming up May 20th
Philly Music Lessons Blog
by Rachel Weisbart
1y ago
The Philly Music Lessons Team is thrilled to invite you to our Spring recital! Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our talented students at the Philadelphia Ethical Society on Saturday, May 20th. There will be multiple sets throughout the day between 12-5pm. Exact set times for performers will be emailed to students and parents closer to the event. You are welcome to stay for all the sets, or just for the set in which you or the student you are supporting is performing. Please contact your teacher directly to sign up to perform and request an earlier or later slot! Purchase Ticke ..read more
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How to Tune Your Violin
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by Jenny Hackbarth
1y ago
In these videos, Philly Music Lessons violin teacher Jenny Hackbarth teaches us how to tune the violin using the tuning pegs and the fine tuners.  The post How to Tune Your Violin appeared first on Philly Music Lessons ..read more
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Finding Your voice in Song
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by Stef Emery
1y ago
Many people are intrigued by the art of song and the beauty of the singing voice. For some, singing can come naturally, but for others it may be their life’s work to create the best singing voice possible. Either way, there are many mechanics and techniques that go into a well balanced singing voice. When we learn that our natural speaking voice is in fact the same “voice” we use to match pitch for singing the mystery and challenge of singing can be simplified. The simple idea that we can transfer the speaking voice that we use to communicate every day to song will help a singer manage the ob ..read more
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