Making Music From Home

Resources for Musicians Playing Music at Home Make Music For Life Everywhere You Go! While playing in school or a private lesson at a White House of Music location is a great way to sharpen your musical skills, we have worked hard to create a variety of resources to help students learn from home as…

Drum set displayed in the Hartland White House of Music location

Getting Started in Percussion

How to Become a Skilled Percussionist My Experience As a Beginner Percussionist When you first get started with your musical career, you’ll never know where it might take you! I spent my entire career as a percussionist, but when I first signed up for band, my plan was to play the trumpet. My braces wound…

Schoolgirl and teacher playing acoustic guitar in music class

Getting Started with Guitar

Taking Your First Steps Toward Becoming a Successful Guitarist How Do You Learn To Play The Guitar? People always tell me that they wish they could play the guitar. I smile and tell them it is a great experience and you’ll probably play for the rest of your life. You will play at Christmas, around…

Group Of Students Playing In School Orchestra Together

Developing Lifelong Skills in Music

The Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Band Participation It’s well known that music students typically outperform their non-music peers academically. Past studies have indicated that SAT students who participated in music scored an average of 31 points above average in reading, 23 points above average in math, and 31 points above average in writing. Researchers…

children performing in a school band

Getting Started in Band

A Parent’s Guide for New Band Students First Steps: Recruitment and Instrument Selection Congratulations! Your student is taking their first step toward a successful musical career. While it might seem overwhelming at first, your student’s band teacher likely has a well-coordinated recruitment process in place to help guide band parents and their students. While this…