Author: csmusic

By Alyssa Cowell Every October I look forward to watching scary movies with my family – the campier the better. As any fan of horror films can attest to, a film’s soundtrack does a lot to build tension, forewarn the audience of danger, and generally adds to the more entertaining aspects of the movie experience. So, for this month’s blog I thought it would be fun...

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By Patrick Fritz Almost all of my most successful motivational ideas are borrowed, stolen, or are a modified version of another teacher’s idea. “Listen Like a Maniac” is no exception. Michelle Horner and her daughter were practicing daily.  Together, they were carefully following the advice of her daughter’s violin teacher.  But even though Michelle is an accomplished guitar teacher, her daughter’s progress on the violin was slow...

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By Kate Powell There are some things that can be taken for granted. The color of the sky for instance or the fact that Chik-Fil-A will always be closed on Sundays… But there are other things that we are better off not taking for granted. One of them is how much our parents understand their responsibility in the music lesson environment, and another is that they have...

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By Saleh Sabat My name is Saleh. I’m an Electric guitar player, and I have G.A.S. I’ve had it since I was 13 years old, and it seems to be getting worse as I age. Ok ok, now that the giggling is over, let’s talk about what G.A.S. stands for. G.A.S. is an acronym for Gear Acquisition Syndrome. Almost every famous electric guitar player has had some...

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by Eric Nanz My name is Eric and I teach Praise and Worship classes through The Catoctin School of Music.  I am excited to talk about the joy that comes with playing music for God.  But to start with, let’s ask the big question…why should we play music to bring glory to God and not to ourselves?  I mean after all, as musicians we’re pretty awesome...

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