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5 Keys to Starting Lessons Successfully with a New Student

From the Alfred Music Blog-- Written By Dave Isaacs

Do you have a new student beginning music lessons? You’re embarking on a journey that will enhance his or her life in many ways. From simple relaxation and enjoyment to sharpening abstract thinking, playing music is good for the mind and spirit. And playing with others can be one of the most satisfying things people can do together.

Here are some tips to ensure your lessons start off on the right foot.

From Deering: The Importance of a Warm-Up Routine

(This article is available from Deerings' Nuts and Bolts Magazine)

by David Bandrowski

It doesn't matter what style of banjo playing you do, creating a warmup routine for yourself each time you pick up your banjo will help you progress and perform better. Playing the banjo requires some very specialized technique in your hands. If you try to come right out of the gate and play full speed, your playing is most likely going to be sloppy.

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    Alfred.com originated this article 5 Keys to Starting Lessons Successfully with a New Student
    From the Alfred Music Blog-- Written By Dave Isaacs Do you have a new student beginning music lessons? You’re embarking on a journey that will enhance his or her life in many ways. From simple relaxation and enjoyment to sharpening abstract thinking, playing music is good for the mind and spirit...
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    Banjo Practice Routine as outlined by the Deering Banjo Company
    (This article is available from Deerings' Nuts and Bolts Magazine) by David Bandrowski It doesn't matter what style of banjo playing you do, creating a warmup routine for yourself each time you pick up your banjo will help you progress and perform better. Playing the banjo requires some very...