Teaching music can be challenging, especially when your pupils are children. Whether you’re teaching music in the classroom or in a private studio, at JSI, we’re here to support you as you strive to formulate ideas as well as strategies to fuel your students’ interest in music and in learning how to play an instrument.
Tools Needed to Make a Violin
If you've ever been enchanted by the soulful melodies of a violin and wondered how these exquisite instruments come to life, you're in for a treat.
Dealing with difficult violin pegs: a troubleshooting guide
If you're a violinist, you know that the violin pegs are an essential part of your instrument.
Help! My child wants to quit playing their instrument!
Learning to play an instrument can be a transformative experience for children, fostering discipline, creativity, and a lifelong appreciation for music.
From Rebab to Violin
The history of stringed instruments is longer and more varied than one might expect.
Playing music and playing sports aren't that different after all
The high school rivalry between the jocks and members of the “dorkestra” is well documented in teen films throughout the ages.
How do you track your instrument practice progress?
Learning to play an instrument is about more than practicing every day.
Can you teach yourself to play violin?
Learning to play the violin can be anything from fun to frustrating depending on how you go about it, however most would agree that the ability to play an instrument is rewarding enough to be worth the effort.
What i did on my summer vacation
When kids think about summer vacation, they envision all that comes with the warm weather and outdoor fun.
Music makes you better at...
The benefits of music have long been a subject of intense study and debate. For centuries music has been a well-known form of artistic expression.
Helping kids develop a practice routine isn't always easy
Learning to play music is an incredibly enriching experience for young children, but getting kids to practice their instrument can be a difficult proposition.
How to transition from being a violin student to a violin teacher
With the end of the school year approaching, many college students are trying to determine what their next steps will be.
Teaching an instrument is fun and rewarding -- Here’s how to do it
Teaching another person to play a musical instrument can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. It’s a great way to share your knowledge and experience as well as your love of music. Watch your students grow and progress at mastering their instrument.
3 easy ways to teach music in your homeschool curriculum
As more and more people are homeschooling their children, it is important that parents have the resources to raise well rounded, intelligent human beings. But homeschooling shouldn’t stop with academic studies. In addition to all the core subjects your child will learn such as math and science, they should also engage in creative pursuits such as art and music.
How to motivate kids to practice their instrument
Your child has been begging you to take music lessons, and you have finally said “yes.” They chose their instrument. You found a music teacher, created a practice space in your house, and purchased the instrument.