Top 5 Challenges for Adult Students

Top 5 Challenges for Adult Students “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”       – Jiddu Krishnamurti Starting to learn an instrument as an adult can be daunting. Children tend to have no fear of the unknown, and no recognition of their limits; whereas, adults usually recognize immediately how challenging mastering an instrument can be, and are somewhat more self-conscious of their progress or…

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Parents – How to Help Your Child Practice

Tips and Tricks for Practicing “The most crucial ingredient by far for success in music is… what happens in the practice room.”       – William Westney, Concert Pianist. We hear it time and again: “how do I help my child practice?” especially from parents who don’t play or read music. It can be a daunting task, trying to help your child practice properly in something you may not have any instruction in! At Crescendo we believe our parents are a critical part of students learning journey — our teachers aim to partner with the parents to provide the…

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Crescendo Practice Guidelines

A NOTE FOR PARENTS Parents and students, we would like to welcome you to fantastic year of music making!  We look forward to partnering with you to achieve success and a sense of accomplishment in your son or daughter’s music learning journey! Practice is SO critical to learning any instrument (and yes, this applies to our voice students as well)!  Don’t forget, “practice makes permanent.”  But there is more to this…smart practice should always be your goal (good use of time and well planned out practice)!  As a general guide, if you practice three times a week, you will retain…

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