Today my girls are at our local college competing at a special strings competition.  In fact, they are actually competing against each other! However, the two girls are not at each other’s throats, they are helping to support one another. It is gratifying to see how this event turned out to be a bonding experience from which they may learn and grow.  Most importantly, they will grow closer as siblings and create more memories that will last a lifetime. 

❤ The Melody Mom 


What Does It Take?

serious music

When your child auditions for a part in a special program or orchestra it takes a lot of careful preparation to make sure all aspects of the music are ready.  The child should have good posture, be serious about her work, make sure all her notes are in tune, have proper fingering and basically do more than expected as far as practice and performance.  The work will show at the audition and every audition is an important learning experience.  Rejections help us reflect on what could make the next audition more successful.  As a young musician your child can learn to try hard, strive to do their best and learn to deal with the ups and downs of the whole process.  It is a learning experience that will lead to a strong future with whatever they choose to do!