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Picking The Right Guitar For You

Picking The Right Guitar For You

The first step in every musician’s career is also one of the hardest – finding the instrument that’s right for you. Where can I buy a guitar? What style of guitar should I buy? Does price matter? If you’re asking yourself these questions, look no further! We have the answers to each one of these…

Winter Wellness for Singers

Winter Wellness for Singers

Vocal health is important all year long, but the winter brings many factors that make it imperative to stay vigilant so you can stay healthy and keep singing! Here are a few tips to keep your voice feeling performance-ready all winter long. 1. General Health Every musician must take care of their instrument. For some…

Center Stage Family Holiday Cookbook Center Stage Family Holiday Cookbook

Center Stage Family Holiday Cookbook

While we have been separated for a good part of 2020, we have felt the strength of our community here at Center Stage grow in more ways than we could have ever imagined. We thought what better way to celebrate the holidays “together” than over a hot plate of food! Yes! That is correct… we…

Top 10 Practicing Tips! 10 Practice Tips To Get Ready for Back to School

Top 10 Practicing Tips!

If you went on vacation this summer, chances are you probably haven’t touched your instrument in a few weeks. You may be a little rusty and school is right around the corner. But, have no fear! We have created 10 easy steps on how to get “back to school” ready: Get Back Into a Practice…

Choosing The Right Instrument For You 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…

10 Songwriting Tips with A2nelito Songwriting Tips with A2nelito

10 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….

10 Common Mistakes Made at NYSSMA

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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