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  • Posted 7 months ago

    3 Reasons Why It’s Good to Become a Musician

    Starting out and persisting with taking music lessons offer wide array of benefits. But, three of the most important and practical reasons to engage in music education are the development of mindfulness, the skills to reduce stress, and to increase cognitive function.

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  • Posted 7 months ago

    Shakin’ off the Jitters for Showcase: Mindful Ways to Help Your Child Manage Performance Anxiety

    Nervousness and anxiety are natural emotions when faced with performing for the first time. We'll provide some helpful tips to help you and your child overcome the jitters of performing in the Student Showcase.

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  • Posted 7 months ago

    Practicing For Music Lessons Can Make A Huge Difference

    We certainly understand that practicing for music lessons is difficult. However, the real and lasting benefits of music education can only be achieved through consistent and dedicated practice. In the article, we offer a few effective tips to develop and maintain a practice schedule.

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  • Posted 2 years ago

    Online Music Lessons?

    Here at B&B, we've been providing music lessons in the DC area since 2005, and the world has changed a lot since then. Technology provides us with so many new options on life, one of which is online music lessons.

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  • Posted 3 years ago

    Participate In The Student Showcase

    Our Student Showcase is the best way for your student to get the most out of taking music lessons. It gives students the experience of performing and presenting in front of audiences. This skill will be useful throughout their academic journey as well as their future professional endeavors. Student Showcase participation also strengthens the bond between students and teachers.

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  • Posted 4 years ago

    The Curious Case of Jake B.

    Nearly 10 years ago, way back in 2006, a bright eyed student named Jake B. began taking lessons at B&B. He was your typical beginner piano student – full of energy, ready to learn, except, Jake has autism. Not only is Jake playing the piano and mastering the popular tunes he's always wanted to learn, but he is also singing. The combination of these two talents is usually only achieved after years of study.

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  • Posted 4 years ago

    Our Music Teachers Are The Best

    At B&B, we pride ourselves on our ability to attract, retain and support some of the most talented and dedicated music teachers in the country. Our teachers are the most important part of our operation and the first point of contact with our students and parents. Our most popular teachers's schedules are filling up quickly, so book your first lesson today!

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  • Posted 4 years ago

    The Top 5 Not-So-Obvious Benefits of Music Lessons

    Of course, we all know that music lessons provide a great benefit toward the academic and personal development of your child. But, with over 10 years of music education instruction under our belt, we've recognized some really significant, yet less obvious benefits. Take a look at our Top 5.

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  • Posted 4 years ago

    Who Is B&B Co-Owner, Brad Clements?

    Imagine if your nine year old told you at breakfast he has decided to become a professional trumpet player. After wiping the coffee from the walls, you would likely spend the next several hours figuring out how to explain there were better options. While it didn’t happen exactly at breakfast when he was nine, B&B owner Brad Clements has been able to build a career, and a very respected one, doing just that...playing the trumpet.

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  • Posted 4 years ago

    What is Best for Your Student, Suzuki or Traditional?

    After World War II, Japanese violinist Shin'ichi Suzuki sought to bring beauty to the children of his native country through music. He was taken by the fact that children could learn their native languages at very young ages, yet adults sometimes struggled with learning new languages. He created a teaching method for music he called sainA ​kyA​iku, or “Talent Education”. Suzuki made note that children learn to speak by listening, not by reading.

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