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January 12, 2021 | Music Creation & Production

By Lydia Yoder If you've used a Mac computer, iPhone, or iPad in the past 15 years, you've probably heard of GarageBand. It's Apple's audio design software that lets you record your tunes and utilize a huge library of pre-recorded sounds to produce music. Music production involves designing things like the form, instrumentation, and sound of a piece.

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December 15, 2020 | Music Faculty

by Holly Lobowitz Rossi, Benjamin Hitzrot has been taking piano lessons at CCM for half of his young life. Now a 14-year-old who is applying to private high schools, he faced an essay question about an influential person who had shaped his life. The choice was obvious—he wrote about Rasa Vitkauskaite, his beloved piano teacher.

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December 1, 2020 | Adult Learners

It's Never Too Late to Learn an Instrument - Covid Safe and Good for Your Health, By Joan Mankoff Are you struggling to figure out what to do safely during the upcoming winter days amidst a global pandemic? Do you feel the need to enrich your life, health, and emotional well-being during these challenging times? Learning music may be the answer.

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November 23, 2020 | Performance Prep

By Noa Kageyama, Ph.D. (BulletProofMusician) Whether it concerns private lesson students or ensemble members, receiving positive and constructive feedback before their recitals usually helps prepare them. It boosts their confidence. But is that enough?

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November 11, 2020 | Music Faculty

If you've witnessed Tsuyoshi belt out a tune on his soprano saxophone, you've seen him race from note to note with incredible speed and dexterity. He brings the same work ethic, intensity, and control to racing motorcycles - at 140 miles per hour.

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October 20, 2020 | Practice

Strive to help students become thoughtful, independent musicians. While weekly lessons are an essential tool for musical growth, it's what happens between those lessons that propel a student to the next level of mastery. Positive Practice—Practicing needs to be part of your daily routine, and it needs to be an activity you enjoy!

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