March 2019 Posts

Student Spotlight – Noblesville Schools #1

Here are some kids we talked to a few years ago from Noblesville. They gave some great insight on what it means to be a part of the band or orchestra at school!

Tips On Buying A New Trombone

Finding your next instrument can be a daunting task if you don’t have a game plan. The market is filled with a plethora of options, and sometimes it can be difficult to see the forest through the trees.From my time at Paige’s Music and my experience as a player, I can provide my thought process, and hopefully it will help with your future instrument selection.

Start by playing on your instrument.

Always, always, always limit the variables. Bring your current instrument and mouthpiece as well as familiar music. Warm up on your instrument and take note of how it sounds in the space around you. You need to have a control for the experiment, and your current instrument will provide that. Take out uncertainties like unfamiliar music, unfamiliar mouthpieces, and etc.

Student Spotlight – Creekside Middle School #3

Being in your school band or orchestra is about more than just making music. Listen to how these students from Creekside Middle School describe their experience so far!

Ross Werner – Staff Spotlight

The staff spotlight for March is on Ross Werner from our Retail Sales team. Ross is our Trumpet Specialist and has been with us for about 10 months. Learn more about him by watching his interview below!

Whoever Has Skill In Music Is Fitted For All Things

“Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools.”

~ Martin Luther

Exciting News for Brass Players – New Brass Mouthpiece Display at Paige’s Music

Paige’s Music has been the one-stop shop all things band and orchestra in central Indiana since 1871 and we are constantly looking to improve our service and product offerings.

The newest addition to our Indianapolis location is a brass mouthpiece display featuring more than 60 mouthpieces specifically chosen by our brass specialists, Ross Werner and Tucker Woerner based on their knowledge and input from local teachers and professionals. Anyone who visits our store will be able to try any and all of these mouthpieces in the pursuit of perfecting their sound.

It’s Almost Game Time! – 2019 Music Madness Sale at Paige’s Music

Don’t miss your shot! Our brackets are up and we’re ready to kick off our annual Music Madness Sale this Thursday through Saturday. We have a wide selection of intermediate and pro instruments in stock and all are eligible for discounts. Check the details below and we’ll be waiting for you on the court!

Rules of the Game:

  • Scratch off game “ticket” will reveal your discount, ranges from 5%-20%
  • Make a “Tuba” shot to double your ticket discount!
  • One ticket/shot per family. One instrument per family.
  • Good towards any in-stock purchases made in the store only from 03/21/19 to 03/23/19
  • Not applicable towards existing account balances, layaways, or repairs
  • Good on purchases $399 and up
  • Not valid with any other offer

Teens Who Take Music Lessons Have Better Grades Than Their Peers

According to a German Institute for Economic Research study, teens who take music lessons outside of school score significantly higher in terms of cognitive skills, have better grades, and are more conscientious and ambitious than their peers.

~ Hille, Al, Schupp, J., (2013), “How Learning a Musical Instrument Affects the Development of Skills,” SOEPpapers: The German Socio-Economic Panel at DIW Berlin