Brassy Bone Blog https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog Posts about learning trombone, music theory, teaching music, trombone performance, and more! en-us Tue, 18 Aug 2020 17:30:32 GMT 2020-08-18T17:30:32Z en-us How To Find a Good Quality Music Teacher https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/how-to-find-a-good-quality-music-teacher <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/how-to-find-a-good-quality-music-teacher" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.trombonelesson.com/hubfs/howtofindgoodqualitymusicteachers.jpg" alt="How To Find a Good Quality Music Teacher" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <h1>Music Teachers - What to Look For?</h1> <p>In a mecca for educated and talented professionals like Cambridge, MA, finding a cheap option for lessons can become difficult – as someone who moved to New England recently I’ve noticed the high cost of living and inflation for every kind of service. This is fantastic for having access to a large array of options but if you’re looking for a cheap way to get started on an instrument, for example, the best way to find a great and cheap teacher is often an exercise in mind reading or trial and error.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/how-to-find-a-good-quality-music-teacher" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.trombonelesson.com/hubfs/howtofindgoodqualitymusicteachers.jpg" alt="How To Find a Good Quality Music Teacher" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <h1>Music Teachers - What to Look For?</h1> <p>In a mecca for educated and talented professionals like Cambridge, MA, finding a cheap option for lessons can become difficult – as someone who moved to New England recently I’ve noticed the high cost of living and inflation for every kind of service. This is fantastic for having access to a large array of options but if you’re looking for a cheap way to get started on an instrument, for example, the best way to find a great and cheap teacher is often an exercise in mind reading or trial and error.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=498127&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.trombonelesson.com%2Fblog%2Fhow-to-find-a-good-quality-music-teacher&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.trombonelesson.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> greater boston music music teacher how to find a music teacher Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:51:00 GMT dliechty@hubspot.com (Diana Liechty) https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/how-to-find-a-good-quality-music-teacher 2015-03-31T04:51:00Z 8 Instruments That Will Make You a More Valuable Musician https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/8-instruments-that-will-make-you-a-more-valuable-musician <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/8-instruments-that-will-make-you-a-more-valuable-musician" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.trombonelesson.com/hubfs/8-instruments-that-will-make-you-a-more-valuable-musician.png" alt="8 Instruments That Will Make You a More Valuable Musician" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><strong>THE SITUATION:</strong></p> <p>For most students, you start playing instruments when you get into middle school and join the band. Inevitably, there is a less than ideal spread of instruments across the already small group so any music teacher at the beginning of the year goes through a period of persuasion mixed with a little begging to get enough people to transfer to a new instrument in order to allow them to successfully get through another Sousa masterpiece.</p> <p>For me, I started sixth grade prepared and ready to go with trombone, automatically putting me above the transfers to my section and setting me up to be ahead of the curve from the very beginning. Here are 8 instruments that will help make you a more competitive musical participant from the start.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/8-instruments-that-will-make-you-a-more-valuable-musician" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.trombonelesson.com/hubfs/8-instruments-that-will-make-you-a-more-valuable-musician.png" alt="8 Instruments That Will Make You a More Valuable Musician" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><strong>THE SITUATION:</strong></p> <p>For most students, you start playing instruments when you get into middle school and join the band. Inevitably, there is a less than ideal spread of instruments across the already small group so any music teacher at the beginning of the year goes through a period of persuasion mixed with a little begging to get enough people to transfer to a new instrument in order to allow them to successfully get through another Sousa masterpiece.</p> <p>For me, I started sixth grade prepared and ready to go with trombone, automatically putting me above the transfers to my section and setting me up to be ahead of the curve from the very beginning. Here are 8 instruments that will help make you a more competitive musical participant from the start.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=498127&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.trombonelesson.com%2Fblog%2F8-instruments-that-will-make-you-a-more-valuable-musician&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.trombonelesson.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> learning trombone learning music getting into college parents of musicians competitive instruments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:43:00 GMT dliechty@hubspot.com (Diana Liechty) https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/8-instruments-that-will-make-you-a-more-valuable-musician 2015-03-31T03:43:00Z Best Boston Area Instrumental Music Stores https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/best-boston-area-instrumental-music-store <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/best-boston-area-instrumental-music-store" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.trombonelesson.com/hs-fs/hub/498127/file-2669053039-jpg/boston.jpg" alt="Best Boston Area Instrumental Music Stores" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <h2>Best Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge Area Music Stores</h2> <p>A good local music store can be a life changing experience – when I was 10 I decided that the whole reed thing was not for me and therefore, instead of becoming a saxophone-playing child-star, I sought out my local music store to try out some other options. It was that trip that decided my fate as a not-so-famous, no-longer-a-child trombone player and I couldn’t be happier. When I got there, I must have tried out 5 different brass instruments (remember, reeds got nixed) before deciding that having a slide was BY FAR the most exciting thing I had come across, and that was that.</p> <br> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/best-boston-area-instrumental-music-store" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.trombonelesson.com/hs-fs/hub/498127/file-2669053039-jpg/boston.jpg" alt="Best Boston Area Instrumental Music Stores" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <h2>Best Boston, Somerville, and Cambridge Area Music Stores</h2> <p>A good local music store can be a life changing experience – when I was 10 I decided that the whole reed thing was not for me and therefore, instead of becoming a saxophone-playing child-star, I sought out my local music store to try out some other options. It was that trip that decided my fate as a not-so-famous, no-longer-a-child trombone player and I couldn’t be happier. When I got there, I must have tried out 5 different brass instruments (remember, reeds got nixed) before deciding that having a slide was BY FAR the most exciting thing I had come across, and that was that.</p> <br> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=498127&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.trombonelesson.com%2Fblog%2Fbest-boston-area-instrumental-music-store&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.trombonelesson.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> instrumental stores Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:09:00 GMT dliechty@hubspot.com (Diana Liechty) https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/best-boston-area-instrumental-music-store 2015-03-29T21:09:00Z 10 Best Music Blogs For High School Students https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/10-best-music-blogs-students-should-follow <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/10-best-music-blogs-students-should-follow" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.trombonelesson.com/hs-fs/hub/498127/file-2621406696-png/Noiseycover.png" alt="10 Best Music Blogs For High School Students" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><strong>The best music blogs for listening that stands out from the crowd:</strong></p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/10-best-music-blogs-students-should-follow" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.trombonelesson.com/hs-fs/hub/498127/file-2621406696-png/Noiseycover.png" alt="10 Best Music Blogs For High School Students" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><strong>The best music blogs for listening that stands out from the crowd:</strong></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=498127&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.trombonelesson.com%2Fblog%2F10-best-music-blogs-students-should-follow&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.trombonelesson.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> music festivals music news events jazz learning music how to find new music Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:26:00 GMT dliechty@hubspot.com (Diana Liechty) https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/10-best-music-blogs-students-should-follow 2015-03-20T02:26:00Z 5 Ways to Be Successful Learning Trombone https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/learning-trombone <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/learning-trombone" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.trombonelesson.com/hs-fs/hub/498127/file-2613654364-png/birdiemusictwitterheader.png" alt="5 Ways to Be Successful Learning Trombone" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><strong>Why you should care:</strong></p> <p>Starting an instrument can be the time a person either falls in love with playing music or walks away forever. For many, this experience happens at a young age - maybe they join their middle school band or their elementary school requires band class. These younger years are a precious time when learning can happen more easily than any other time in their life and making sure that students get off to a strong start can be crucial to their long-term commitment to the practice of music.</p> <p>For me, I was lucky enough to have several great influencers&nbsp;when I first started out and I wanted to pass on some of my tips to help out any parents or students out there looking for ways to hedge their bets.</p> <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/learning-trombone" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.trombonelesson.com/hs-fs/hub/498127/file-2613654364-png/birdiemusictwitterheader.png" alt="5 Ways to Be Successful Learning Trombone" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><strong>Why you should care:</strong></p> <p>Starting an instrument can be the time a person either falls in love with playing music or walks away forever. For many, this experience happens at a young age - maybe they join their middle school band or their elementary school requires band class. These younger years are a precious time when learning can happen more easily than any other time in their life and making sure that students get off to a strong start can be crucial to their long-term commitment to the practice of music.</p> <p>For me, I was lucky enough to have several great influencers&nbsp;when I first started out and I wanted to pass on some of my tips to help out any parents or students out there looking for ways to hedge their bets.</p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=498127&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.trombonelesson.com%2Fblog%2Flearning-trombone&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.trombonelesson.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> learning trombone Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:45:00 GMT dliechty@hubspot.com (Diana Liechty) https://www.trombonelesson.com/blog/learning-trombone 2015-03-12T23:45:00Z