Choosing The Right Instrument For You

Choosing the right instrument for you

Picking a musical instrument can be daunting and stressful. Usually, once you choose an instrument, you will play that instrument throughout elementary, middle and high school. So, it is important to make sure that you are choosing the right instrument for yourself! We have created a guide below with facts about different popular instruments in…

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Best Mother’s Day Celebration: A Complete Guide!

mothers day recipe blog

This Mother’s Day, we think you should spoil the moms in your life with a complete celebration from day to night. Let’s make this the best Mother’s Day ever! Don’t you think they deserve it? Not sure where to begin to create the best celebration? Not to worry. We have curated a list of fun…

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A Delicious Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday, which means it’s a perfect excuse to create a delicious Mexican inspired brunch! These recipes are not only easy to prepare, but are fresh and packed with flavor. From margaritas, to street corn, to churros, this menu will bring the fiesta to life and make you…

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10 Songwriting Tips with A2nelito

Songwriting Tips with A2nelito

In the recent issue of Center Stage Mag, the talented pianist/producer A2nelito sat down with us to share his 10 songwriting tips. From which equipment to buy, to choosing chords, to honing in on your “sound,” these 10 steps are invaluable to anyone looking to write music. 1. Listen to Everything. 2. Clear Your Mind.…

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Last Minute Easter Ideas

Birds nest cupcakes for Easter

Easter is just around the corner and we have curated the perfect last minute menu that will be the star of your Sunday celebrations. With spring starting to come to full bloom, we have tried to incorporate as many seasonal ingredients as possible in this delicious Easter meal: Hot Cross Buns: These hot cross buns…

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No-Fuss St. Patrick’s Day Feast

No Fuss St. Patricks Day dinner

Good food, good drinks and good music…what can be better to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day! We’ve compiled the perfect no-fuss menu so that you can serve a delicious meal, while still being able to enjoy the festivities. Rest assured that your St. Patty’s Day party will make your guests green with envy!   Slow…

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10 Common Mistakes Made at NYSSMA

NYSSMA is approaching and we want to make sure you are prepared for your performance! We’ve created a list of the 10 most common mistakes people make at NYSSMA, so you can avoid these NYSSMA no-no’s.     Bringing Photocopies: NYSSMA requires original NYSSMA approved scores of your piece. You are not permitted to use…

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Formerly of Center Stage: Catching Up With Skela

Catching up with Center Stage student, singer songwriter Skela

One cold fall evening, I left work to warm up my car, and while shivering in the driver’s seat, the following Instagram caption made me forget about the weather: “My dad used to say his favorite singers in the world were the ones who let out the pain through their voice. That’s how I learned…

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Everything You Need To Know About NYSSMA

If you haven’t already, you and your teacher will decide whether or not you should participate in the NYSSMA festival. NYSSMA is an optional statewide music festival, in which students will be judged on their performance. For those who have never done NYSSMA before, the process and adjudication can seem intimidating. We have compiled a…

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A Delicious Valentine’s Day Brunch

Valentines Day Brunch Recipes

Wether you are spending this special day with your significant other, your kids, or your gal pals, this Valentine’s Day brunch is the perfect way to celebrate all the loved ones in your life. This year, Valentine’s Day happens to fall on a Thursday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have Thursday brunch! If you…

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