Recent Blog Posts

Tuning the Piano

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by jerry
You are probably familiar with the sound of an out-of-tune piano unless you've only ever used or heard electric pianos.  It might remind you of a scary movie, a haunted house, or even an old saloon.  For some, it's a nostalgic sound that reminds yo ... Read Full Article

Embouchure: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Posted on: February 1st, 2018 by jerry
My name is Zachary Belles, and I recently starting teaching the students in our brass program here at the JESM.  There are many things that define a brass player whether it be trumpet, trombone, tuba, or any other instrument in the brass family. How ... Read Full Article

The Science of Soundproofing: Simple Tips for the Musician’s Home

Posted on: January 30th, 2018 by jerry
Whether you’re married to a musician, raising one or are a musical master yourself, the noise of even a well-played instrument can impact your roommates, neighbors, or family. Even playing all the way across the house may not be far enough to muffl ... Read Full Article

Collaborative Piano: What is it?

Posted on: October 7th, 2017 by jerry
When you think of a professional pianist, what do you think of?  Do you picture a soloist in a concert hall, up on the stage alone with the piano?  Do you think of an orchestra playing with a solo pianist?  We often picture soloists when we think ... Read Full Article

Pianos in All Shapes and Sizes

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by jerry
When you think of a piano, the first picture that usually pops into mind is a grand piano.  But did you know that there are other styles?  Even within the "grand piano" category, there are many different types, differentiated by their size.  Here ... Read Full Article