Practicing just means playing/singing through songs my teacher assigned me over and over a few times a week, right? WRONG! In order for practice time to be effective, there are a few things to keep in mind. Think of your practice time as a sort of experiment. Change up how you do it in order [...]
Everyone gets nervous to perform in front of people. It's as natural as breathing. When people say they don't get nervous, what they are really saying is they've just learned how to deal with their nerves. We get nervous in performance situations because we are vulnerable. We are putting ourselves out there to be judged [...]
Our students at Bella Musica have had two student recitals already this fall and have a Holiday recital scheduled for next month. Watching our students prepare for and perform in these recitals has caused me to reflect on the importance of student recitals and their impact on a student’s musical development. Students can learn so [...]
Every year the National Federation of Music Clubs sponsors a Festival event. These festivals are not competitive events, but the opportunity for students to perform and receive evaluation from professionals in the field of music and teaching. Preparing for this event and ones like it (such as the OMEA solo & ensemble event) give students [...]
Someone asked me recently, when did I know that this was something I always wanted to do - this being own a music lesson studio and retail business. The answer is simple: I didn't really, but now that Bella Musica is open and we're off and running, I realize it is what I always wanted [...]
Bella Musica is excited to announce our new music blog!! We plan to publish short, original articles about topics our customers will find useful. You can expect to see articles about warming up, technique tips, instrument care, links to other stories of interest, and much more!!