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One Way You Can Benefit From NYSSMA.

By Kelby Khan | May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why should I participate in NYSSMA? What could I possibly learn from being judged by a total stranger? How is NYSSMA going to make me a better musician? These are the type of questions I have been hearing a lot the past couple of months from students about whether or not they should participate in…

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What is the Most Important Part of Music?

By Kelby Khan | April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

So, here is a good question for you this week: “What is the most important part of music”? Parents will often ask me “Is there a certain part of the song my child should be focusing on? Is every song different or should I make sure my child understands more about “rhythm, tempo, hand coordination,…

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Does Technology Make Music Better?

By Kelby Khan | April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

This past weekend I was on a flight to Los Angeles and I came across this article about the Hapifork. Are you familiar with it? The Hapifork is the next generation of everyday utensils (or so says Skymall). The fork as we know it has remained unchanged for centuries. It has been the staple of…

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How To Turn an Entire City Into a Musical Instrument

By Kelby Khan | April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

This week, I was inspired by a really cool story about a band that turned an entire city into a musical instrument! Most of you are probably not familiar with the band Efterklang. It is a Danish rock band that has been together since the early 2000’s. What caught my attention about this band was…

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One Thing That Cannot Be Taught

By Kelby Khan | April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

There is one thing in life that cannot be taught, yet it is something that all of us are born knowing how to do. Do you know what it is? There is no formal education on the subject, and no PHDs in the field of study. Kids do it the best, and when adults participate…

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