How Mainstream Artists Help Keep Classical Music Alive Classical Music Blog

How Mainstream Artists Help Keep Classical Music Alive

Classical music and classical instruments have a complicated reputation. They can often be seen as rigid and confined to specific parameters, decided centuries ago by “masters” of the genre. However, this is as far as can be from the truth. This week, we wanted to take a brief moment to go through just some of…

Rockin’ In The Kitchen Thanksgiving recipe and playlist blog

Rockin’ In The Kitchen

Happy Thanksgiving from Center Stage Music Center! We all know the holiday season requires a decent amount of time in the kitchen. Whether cooking up a meal for your friends and family, or hanging around, catching up with distant relatives and long-distance friends, the kitchen becomes a central space in our lives during this time…

National Women’s Small Business Month

National Women’s Small Business Month

Since 2012, the Small Business Administration has celebrated National Women’s Small Business Month. As a woman-owned small business ourselves, Center Stage Music Center would like to take a moment to briefly highlight our own inception and mission, along with other women-owned businesses in the music industry.  Nearly 13 million of the 33.2 million small businesses…

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month Blog

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15th to October 15th, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed throughout the United States, celebrating Hispanic Americans with heritage from countries such as Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and many more. Many important dates fall within National Hispanic Heritage Month. Several countries celebrate their independence: Costa Rica, El…

3 Tips To Write Lyrics For Your Next Song Tips for writing lyrics

3 Tips To Write Lyrics For Your Next Song

With our globalized streaming era, the fields of music and songwriting have become vastly more competitive than they used to be. In a study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, they found that participating in the songwriting industry is a struggle, especially for women. Only a quarter of artists on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end…



Navigating how to participate and prepare for NYSSMA can be a confusing and daunting task, especially if this is your first time. Luckily, we have created a comprehensive list and video with everything you need to know to have a fun and successful festival experience! If you haven’t already, you and your teacher will decide…

Women Rock Day! Women Rock Day

Women Rock Day!

Women Rock Day is acknowledged in the United States on January 3rd every year, celebrating women’s contributions and accomplishments in the rock music industry.  Women Rock Day came to fruition on January, 3rd 1987, when the legendary singer/songwriter Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame….

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