🎹 How to Prepare for Your First Piano Lessons

🎹 How to Prepare for Your First Piano Lessons

Lindsie Katz,Violinist     Brian HickmanPianist and Faculty Member   Preparing for your first few music lessons can be a daunting task for families. What do we bring? Does my kid have to play the instrument beforehand? How do we know what to practice?...
Student Spotlight: Lynn Schwankl

Student Spotlight: Lynn Schwankl

We love getting to know Center for Musical Arts students! In this video, Center faculty member Lindsie Katz interviews student and jazz musician Lynn Schwankl.   Center for Musical Arts: Hi everyone. My name is Lindsie Katz, and I’m one of the violin and viola...
Practice Tips: Learning to Love Sight-Reading

Practice Tips: Learning to Love Sight-Reading

Lindsie Katz, Violinist  In my experience, sight-reading can carry a lot of weight for musicians. Before I delve into how to approach developing and mastering this skill, let’s discuss what “sight-reading” actually is: it is when musicians are presented with a new...
Student Spotlight: Colin Lockridge

Student Spotlight: Colin Lockridge

Lindsie Katz, Violinist  As one of our long-time students at the Center for Musical Arts, Colin Lockridge has made quite an impact over the years as he has blossomed into a wonderful pianist and composer. He has been studying under one of the Center’s faculty members,...