January 2019 Posts

Student Spotlight – What Did You Learn From Being In Band & Orchestra

We share “Music Truths” a couple of times a week that focus on all of the benefits that students gain from participating in school music. This time on our student spotlight, the students of the SYO share a few things that they’ve learned along the way that will benefit them in the future.

Music Education Teaches Flexibility

Music education lays the foundation for individual excellence in group settings, creative problem solving, and flexibility in work situations.

~ July 2014 Harris Poll

Dustin Smith – Staff Spotlight

Our first staff spotlight of 2019 is on Dustin Smith. Dustin is a Percussion Specialist in Chops and has been with us right at 2 years. Watch his interview below to learn how he ended up here at Paige’s and Chops Percussion.

Student Spotlight – Favorite Thing About Being In Band

We interviewed students from the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Greater Indianapolis and asked them to tell us a few of their favorite things about being in band or orchestra.

Community, family, and a place to belong were just a few of the answers that they gave. Check out the video below to hear all of what they had to say.

We Need People Who Have Played In A Band

“We need people who think with the creative side of their brains – people who have played in a band, who have painted…it enhances symbiotic thinking capabilities, not always thinking in the same paradigm, learning how to kick-start a new idea, or how to get a job done better, less expensively.”

~ Annette Byrd, GlaxoSmithKline

Music Skills Vital For Student Success In Workplace

The skills gained through sequential music instruction, including discipline and the ability to analyze, solve problems, communicate and work cooperatively, are vital for success in the 21st century workplace.

~ U.S. House of Representatives, Concurrent Resolution 355, March 6, 2006

Basic Tuning Tips For Woodwinds

We’d like to talk about the basics of tuning your woodwind instrument. While this may seem oversimplified there are some important details about the different families and the instruments within that are important to know.

All brass and woodwind instruments are designed around the A440/A442 pitch and can be adjusted higher (sharper) or lower (flatter) to a certain extent. Adjusting too far either way will affect the scale of the instrument and can actually cause playing problems.

On this blog we will start with the woodwinds.

Teens Feel Playing Music Teaches Self Discipline

Teens feel that playing music teaches self discipline.

~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of School