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We Are All In the Service Industry

By: Mark Schulman, May 2017Try on this viewpoint for a moment: we are all in the service industry. As a drummer I am providing a service to the customers/clients in the audience, the artist for whom I play and the performers with whom I engage. As a speaker I am serving my audiences with content [...]

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Piano Author Q&A: Spotlight on Dr. E. L. Lancaster

By E. L. Lancaster Dr E. L. Lancaster is a renowned piano educator, author, and clinician, and serves as Executive Editor, Piano at Alfred Music. He has presented workshops all over the world, and has contributed to over 400 publications designed for piano students of all ages. He is the recipient of several awards and [...]

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D.I.Y Summer Activity: Make Percussion Instruments at Home

Excerpted from The Bucket Book, by David BirrowPercussion is really fun to play and possibly even more fun to teach. No other instrument family is more diverse or has more instruments than percussion. With the exception of the human voice, the first musical instrument that a human being played back when we still lived in [...]

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Maximizing the Minimum: Practice Tips for the Busy Musician

By German Schauss As busy musicians we all have come to terms with the reality that we always want and need to practice more—not only to retain our skills, but also to add to our skills and repertoire. As long as I can remember, there was just never enough time in the day to get [...]

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Music and Psychology: Unlocking Stage Fright, Self-Esteem, and Student Safety

By  Julie Jaffee Nagel Julia Jaffee Nagel is a concert pianist—a Julliard graduate with plenty of performance experience, despite suffering from stage fright for years. To better understand this interference with her passion, Julie returned to school at the University of Michigan to study psychology and social work, and completed training as a psychoanalyst at [...]

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3 Ways to Boost Your Summer Income

By Mallory ByersIt’s that time of year when private music teachers around the world are getting concerned. Summer is here, and students are letting us know about vacations, camps, and other things that will be keeping them away from music lessons in the coming weeks. We may even have some students asking to take the [...]

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The 10 Rules Of Networking

(By Bobby Owsinski, Enhanced By Johannes Ripken)Admittedly, it’s been a while since I discovered the blog article “The 10 Rules of Personal Networking” by music industry master mind Bobby Owsinski. Since then I had planned to write a blog article about it as a supplement here in the tamanguu blog. Finally the time has come!Bobby [...]

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RCM Publishing Announces Voice Series, 2019 Edition

The definitive North American resource for teaching and studying singing!Available June 2019Featuring a refreshed selection of extraordinary Repertoire, Vocalises, and Recitatives, this series aims to build a solid foundation for well-rounded musical success by integrating appropriate technique at every level and promoting healthy vocal development in young students. This series includes:An exciting variety of songs [...]

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