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Erika Wahlers | Middle School Band Director
Marta Honer | Violist/Violinist | Professor at Cal State LA
Dr. Nathaniel Zeisler | Dean for Community Initiatives The Colburn School
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The "Things They Don't Teach You In Music School" Blog

Is It Better To Buy A Used Or New Instrument?

Is It Better To Buy A Used Or New Instrument?

When you’re looking to buy an instrument, you’re probably wondering, should I buy a new instrument or should I buy...

Is It Bad To Learn More Than One Instrument? 

Is It Bad To Learn More Than One Instrument? 

Is it bad to learn more than one instrument at the same time? I get it, learning and experimenting with...

Do I Need To Practice Every Day?

Do I Need To Practice Every Day?

Another common question I hear all the time about learning an instrument is “do I need to practice everyday?” Well,...

Is It Better To Buy A Used Or New Instrument?

Is It Better To Buy A Used Or New Instrument?

When you’re looking to buy an instrument, you’re probably wondering, should I buy a new instrument or should I buy a used instrument! Truthfully, there isn’t one correct answer - there are so many factors involved! Make sure to read below for some expert advice for individual instruments!
Is It Bad To Learn More Than One Instrument? 

Is It Bad To Learn More Than One Instrument? 

Is it bad to learn more than one instrument at the same time? I get it, learning and experimenting with new instruments can be a lot of fun! However, I would caution you against learning too many instruments at once. Let’s talk about some different scenarios you might find yourself in. 
Do I Need To Practice Every Day?

Do I Need To Practice Every Day?

Another common question I hear all the time about learning an instrument is “do I need to practice everyday?” Well, yes and no. See, when learning any new skill, you need to be consistent. Why is it that we go to school 5 days a week? To be consistent. Have you noticed that after summer vacation you tend to forget a lot of material? That can be due to lack of consistency.