Two steps a musician should take if their instrument breaks shortly before they’re due to perform

If you're a musician and you find out that your instrument has broken just a day (or a few hours) before you're supposed to perform with it, taking these steps should allow you to handle this stressful situation. Rent an instrument instead of borrowing one In this situation, you should not look for a friend or another local musician who can lend you their instrument. Instead, you should find an instrument rental company and order the one you need from them. Read More 

Music Lessons for Your Child: Three Benefits

As a parent, you no doubt want to promote your child's development in any way you can. Attending music lessons is a great way for your child to learn how to play an instrument such as a guitar, piano or violin. However, learning to play an instrument can help your child in other ways which you may not have considered. This article will explore three ways in which starting music lessons can help your child. Read More 

Five Benefits of Digital Pianos

Although you never get the same degree of character you obtain from the sound of a real piano, digital versions offer so many benefits that you might ask yourself why people buy anything else. Indeed, what some people regard as a characterful sound when an analogue piano is played may sound out of tune to other ears. That said, many musicians continue to prefer the real thing to a digital keyboard. Read More 

How To Flush Your Bach Trumpet

In order to keep your Bach trumpet in good condition, it's necessary to deep clean it periodically.  This prevents a build-up of grease and grime within the mechanics of the horn that can affect the tone and general ease of use of the instrument.  If you don't keep your trumpet in good order, you risk shortening its lifespan considerably, so a little effort every month or so will pay dividends in the long run. Read More 

What to Know about Hybrid Pianos Before You Buy

It may surprise you to find out that there is more to buying pianos than choosing between a grand and an upright. The world of pianos has changed over the past few decades, and one of your new options may surprise you. The latest piano option is known as a hybrid, like the ones offered by Kawai pianos. There are a few things you need to know before you either buy one or overlook one as an option. Read More