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November 2016

Baum Opera House Receives Piano Donation

By | 2017-11-22T16:24:18+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Music Blog, Press Releases|

MIAMISBURG, OH – November 14, 2016 – The Baum Opera House recently received a Young Chang Grand Piano for the Ransdell Ball Room that was generously donated by Bella Musica Lesson Studio of Miamisburg with contributions and future maintenance by Hohman Piano Services.  Moving services were donated by A-1 Piano and Organ Movers.  This [...]

October 2016

Marching band will be over soon. Then what?

By | 2016-10-21T18:15:47+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Music Blog|

As Bands of America Championships approaches, you may be wondering what happens next (aside from finally sleeping).  Bella Musica flute instructor, Sarah Robertson gives us some practical suggestions on what to do after the uniforms are hung up and the lyres & flip folders are put away. Band season is over, can I take a [...]

June 2016

How to Get the Most Out of Your Voice Lessons

By | 2016-06-06T21:35:36+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Music Blog|

How to Get the Most Out of Your Voice Lessons As you begin (or continue) your vocal study, you will likely find that not all lessons are created equally. Some lessons will feel like magic--your voice will feel and sound exactly like you want it to, you'll perfectly understand everything your teacher is saying, and you'll [...]

May 2016

Summer Music Opportunities

By | 2016-05-17T15:07:38+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Music Blog|

School is almost out for the summer, and for a lot of young musicians, that means fewer musical opportunities—no school musicals, choir rehearsals, or music classes. Here at Bella Musica, our teachers and students have worked hard all semester, and we all are looking forward to a break. However, that doesn’t mean we’ll be slacking off [...]

Should children younger than 12 take voice lessons?

By | 2016-11-28T14:00:14+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Music Blog|

Every so often, parents will contact our studio inquiring about voice lessons for their young child. (For the purposes of this article, I will use the term "child" to refer to any student under the age of 12 or whose voice has not yet begun to change.) Parents have asked me in a panicked tone, [...]

April 2016

Why Are Recitals Important?

By | 2016-11-28T14:00:14+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Music Blog|

As a follow up to my post about the art of appreciating music, I wanted to post why recitals are important for our students.  This information can also be found on our recital/performance wall at the studio. Recitals are important because students need goals.  Students thrive when they are working towards a tangible goal.  Preparing [...]

Why Study Music?

By | 2016-04-07T15:36:10+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Music Blog, Music Teachers|

A few years ago, an acquaintance approached me asking about voice lessons for his daughter.  "She already sings pretty well," he reasoned.  "And if it's not something she's going to do professionally anyway, why does she need lessons? Is it worth it?"  It's an understandable question, and one commonly asked by parents.  Music lessons can [...]

March 2016

The Art of Appreciating Music

By | 2016-03-02T15:38:30+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Music Blog|

Recently, a small group of Bella Musica students performed an informal recital for the residents of Sycamore Glen Retirement Community.  The event started like most of our other events, students arriving early to get set up and nerves running at a healthily elevated level, but as the performance went on I was struck by how [...]

January 2016

Adjudicated Music Events: Pros and Cons

By | 2016-11-28T14:00:14+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Music Blog|

With band season behind us, and the solo adjudicated event season upon us, now seems like a good time to weigh the good with the bad of these events. Pro: Being judged on one or more prepared piece by a professional other than the student's regular teacher, can provide valuable insight into areas he/she needs [...]

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