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Pick the Perfect Instrument For You! Instrument Exploration Day Blog

Pick the Perfect Instrument For You!

Learning to play an instrument is so beneficial for people of all ages. There have been studies done that show practicing an instrument can provide us with many benefits as we age, ultimately defending against memory loss and cognitive decline. That being said, if you do start music lessons before the age of nine there…

Feliz Cinco De Mayo! Cinco De mayo Blog

Feliz Cinco De Mayo!

Feliz Cinco! This year Cinco De Mayo falls on a Saturday and for us Cinco De Mayo lovers that means PARTY TIME! This blog post is dedicated to all things Cinco! We’ve included recipes you can make to celebrate the day and the perfect playlist to help get the party started. Relax, eat, drink, dance…

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress at Work 4 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress at Work Blog

4 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

April is Stress Awareness Month, which is very important to us here at Center Stage! Stress occurs for all of us in different areas of our lives. We’ve dedicated this post to ways to reduce the stress in your life! 1. Declutter: One of the best ways to reduce stress is to declutter! Our external environment…

Happy Rockin’ Birthday! Rock Legend Birthdays Blog

Happy Rockin’ Birthday!

April is a big month for musical birthdays! We celebrate the birthdays of Marvin Gaye, Pharrell Williams, John Oates, Mandy Moore, Joss Stone, Chance the Rapper, Stephen Marley, Michael Franti, Barbara Streisand, and Willie Nelson. That’s quite a list, and there’s even more than that! Although many of these artists are from different generations and…

Easter Dinner Made Simple

Easter Dinner Made Simple

Easter is just around the corner and many look at Easter as a sign that spring has sprung! It’s a time to get together with loved ones, have a feast and maybe even an Easter egg hunt in the backyard! This year we’ve included some recipes for you to make your day a bit easier,…

How to Cover a Song

How to Cover a Song

In Issue VI of Center Stage Mag (released today!), we sat down with John Brautigam to learn some valuable tips on how to cover a song. Have you ever wondered how to take a song played by an entire band and make it sound good on one instrument? Or, what to do if you can’t…

The Luck of the Irish St patricks day blog

The Luck of the Irish

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day is a largely recognized holiday not only in Ireland and the US, but also in countries including the UK, Australia, Brazil and Argentina. In fact, you can see people from all over the world celebrating the heritage and culture of the Irish on March 17th every year. However,…

Four Brilliant Minds Born in March String lessons at Center Stage Music Center in Westbury, NY

Four Brilliant Minds Born in March

This month we celebrate the birthdays of quite a few influential composer’s: Frédéric Chopin (March 1, 1810) Johann Sebastian Bach (March 31, 1685) Franz Joseph Haydn (March 31, 1732) Stephen Sondheim (March 22, 1930) Starting with the Baroque master himself, J.S. Bach is routinely considered one of the, if not the number one most influential…

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