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8 Instruments That Will Make You a More Valuable Musician

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 30, 2015 11:43:00 PM / by Diana Liechty posted in learning trombone, learning music, getting into college, parents of musicians, competitive instruments

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THE SITUATION:

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.

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.

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5 Ways to Be Successful Learning Trombone

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 12, 2015 7:45:00 PM / by Diana Liechty posted in learning trombone

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Why you should care:

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.

For me, I was lucky enough to have several great influencers 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.

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