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Teaching Tips

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.

  • 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.

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Carriage House Violins

Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.

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Johnson String Project

A charitable foundation whose goal is to provide high-quality instruments to children who live in under-served communities and who are participating in El-Sistema-inspired programs in Massachusetts.

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