Category: Creative

Our Newest Student

Our Newest Student

| December 11, 2008 | Reply

Today, one of our Student Counselors (Felipe) helped a new student get started enjoying music. Here was their original request: Hi, My daughter has Down syndrome but she is teachable and very bright. She attended school and graduated 2007. She likes singing and has a violin, 2 guitars acoustic and electric and a keyboard, but […]

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The Case for Keeping Kids Involved in Music. Jump In – Rock Out!

The Case for Keeping Kids Involved in Music. Jump In – Rock Out!

| December 4, 2008 | Reply

Just a reminder why it’s important to get kids into music education.

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Joaquin Phoenix: Giving Up Movies For Music

Joaquin Phoenix: Giving Up Movies For Music

| November 3, 2008 | Reply

Joaquin Phoenix announced on Saturday that he will be giving up his movie career to focus on music. Phoenix learned to play guitar during his role as Johnny Cash in the hit movie, Walk the Line. "It's like greener pastures, you know what I mean?" Phoenix said Saturday. "And so, I'm just going to try […]

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Congrats to my friend on a Grammy Nomination

Congrats to my friend on a Grammy Nomination

| October 30, 2008

  Just wanted to give a big shout out to Enrique Platas, my friend and TakeLessons Instructor, on a job well done. He played on some tracks for the album, Soy, by Victor Manuelle. It has been niminated for Best Salsa Album of 2008 in the Latin Grammys. Also, one of the songs has been […]

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Sad State of Music Education System

Sad State of Music Education System

| July 14, 2008 | Reply

Recently, we received an email from a gentleman looking for music lessons: “So, I am an English teacher in the Bronx and I got hired to teach music next year. Although I am a music lover, I have never played an instrument and definitely not a musician. I need to take piano and music theory […]

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Blogging – tougher than I thought

Blogging – tougher than I thought

| January 7, 2008 | Reply

I set out thinking it would be easy to blog every day or two. Not so. I have a new-found respect for writers and bloggers who do make it a point to blog daily – and have something good to say. Between running a business, time, and lack of focus, I haven’t been blogging. So […]

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Why I started my company

Why I started my company

| July 25, 2007 | 1 Reply

Enrique was a top-notch musician. He had gotten a music performance degree a few years back, and followed his passion into music. He played all over San Diego, and was the drummer for our regional-touring rock band, Across The Room. One Saturday afternoon, the band had just finished an acoustic set at a sea-side coffee […]

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