The Beginning of Bean Sprouts

When I started teaching music lessons over a decade ago, I would often be approached by a parent of a very young child who was interested in private instruction. “How early do you start teaching lessons? The other music instructor I talked to won’t take kids before they are in second grade.” I understood the […]

3 Reasons Why You’ll Love Playing Guitar

When I first began the journey of learning how to play guitar, I never knew what would come of the fruits of my labor. I didn’t know if I’d like it, and I didn’t know if I would ever use it. As I’ve progressed through my guitar career, I’ve looked back and seen the challenges […]

I’m Glad I Didn’t Sleep Through That!

When my alarm started ringing at 3:45AM this morning, I wasn’t happy about it. My legs were already sore and I did not want to do another early morning run. It’s been over a year since my family chose a healthy lifestyle. We’ve learned to set goals and achieve them. However, I knew that if […]

Quit-Proof Your Goals

I had a friend in high school who was emphatic that he could not learn to play the guitar. “I tried to play. My fingers can’t handle it.” Years later I heard that he had built a home studio and was recording original music – and playing the guitar! When I asked what caused this […]

Why Our Students Love to Rock

“You did a great job performing at Student Showcase. Would you want to do it again?” This teenage guitarist’s sparkling eyes let me know that another closet musician had been infected. She replied with uncharacteristic enthusiasm, “Yes! It was so much fun!”Most people have a fear of being front and center before a crowd of […]

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