Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

“Ability to learn is not fixed, it can change with effort” – Angela Duckworth
After teaching music for a lengthy period of time we’ve had many preconceived notions fall apart over the years. One of them is the importance of innate ability.
Talent and intelligence are valuable but not as important as we’ve assumed. What is becoming evident is that passion and perseverance are far more valuable in a quest to conquer a long term goal.
Angela Duckworth explains in the linked talk how very import the concept of “Grit” is not just in music but all worthy goals.

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10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

Check out the linked article from NPR on 10 ways to practice better:

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Back to School Movie Night!

This Friday we’re proud to sponsor along with Gabriel’s Fountain “Back to School Movie Night”!

We’ll be showing:

Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

When:  9/9 @ 7:30

Where: Out back on the lawn.  1946 Washington Valley Rd.


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Have a Listen!

Have a listen to vocal students Margot and Anushka performing 2 songs from our Vocal Workshop.  Awesome job girls!

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Student Spotlight – Jordan

In our student spotlight is Jordan.  This is the first song that Jordan learned and memorized on the Ukulele.  Have a listen and enjoy!

Way to go Jordan!  It sounds awesome!!

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2016 Summer Music Lesson Packages


Summer is right around the corner and it’s a great time to pick up a new instrument or improve your playing on your current instrument.  This Summer we’re offering the following lesson packages to be used during the months of June through August:

8 30 minute sessions – $220

12 30 minute sessions – $315

Call or email us to sign up!

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Music Discovery Camp – August 22 – 26

Young teacher with children playing music in classroom

We’re excited to announce that our Music Discovery camp will be held this August 22nd through the 26th.  It’s an opportunity for kids to be immersed in music, fun, and friendship.  Campers will learn about the fundamentals of music all while participating in captivating games, activities, and an opportunity to perform the things they’ve learned at the camp finale performance.

When:  8/22 – 8/26 from 12:30 – 3:30

Where:  The Martinsville Community Center

1961 Washington Valley Rd, Martinsville, NJ

Ages:  K-6th grade

Cost: $300 if registered by August 1st (registration is $350 after 8/1)

How To Register:  Call us at 732-469-9559

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