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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Happy International Mentoring Month!

When you’re passionate about something, one of the most rewarding things you can do is acquire a mentor. A good mentor is someone who can act as a positive influence by encouraging or educating you once you have taken responsibility for your own growth in a field. Some seek out mentors, for others it unfolds…

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10 Recital Mishaps And How to Avoid Them

10 recital mishaps blog

Our Winter Recital is just around the corner and our students are busy practicing for the big day. During a recital, you can run into some mishaps that you didn’t quite prepare for. We have compiled a list of the 10 most common recital mishaps, along with tips on how to avoid them: You Made…

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