Time to question the piano's outsized place in music education
When you look in a mirror, you expect to see yourself. Using the analogy of a mirror that reflects the values of a school gives a slightly different perspective. When…
African instruments are sophisticated and take considerable skill to make. They deserve the same respect as any fine instrument
Some common maintenance issues all in one place
Marimbas are a part of the xylophone family. African xylophones are widespread and hugely diverse. And the story of their journey around the world continues
Why do we connect so profoundly with our instruments?
Is reading notation always best? Learning to read words has some strong parallels
What's the difference between AMI marimbas in C and E Flat?
Music plays a huge part in how we think about ourselves. So it's smart to keep this in mind in the classroom
We're driven by our underlying values. But are they always best for our students?