Music Lessons

April 22, 2021 | Student Spotlight

Motivations behind choosing an instrument can vary—from being influenced by family, friends, and teachers to their cultural backgrounds. Determining the correct instrument can mean the difference between a lifelong passion of playing or dropping lessons because of lack of interest and frustration. It can also mean achieving such fantastic success that it becomes a career.

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April 20, 2021 | Music Education

Why is it that when we think of classical music, our minds immediately go to Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, or Mozart? The influence of racial biases permeated the music world long ago, and not just the classical corner. This spring offered the ideal time to shine the light on and learn about Black composers. Their compilation of work—including compositions that seem to have only recently resurfaced—should be studied, played, and appreciated.

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