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Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Balance Piano Practice and Homework?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Help My Child Balance Piano Practice and Homework?

The director of a local music school offers tips on how to help kids balance piano practice with their homework by carving out specific times for both after school and then sticking with it.

Music Together® Class for Children with Special Needs

Music Together® Class for Children with Special Needs

Lyrical Children’s Pre-School now offers a Music Together program in Calverton for children with special needs. The music class for children with special needs on Long Island helps bring out each child’s musicality.

Music Conservatory Opens Second Location

Music Conservatory Opens Second Location

The Performing Arts Conservatory of New York, which was originally located in Jackson Heights, recently opened its second location in Elmhurst. The Performing Arts Conservatory of New York offers after-school classes to children in Queens, including drama, music, and dance. The conservatory also offers introduction to music classes for preschoolers, as well as Spanish classes.

Bayside Music School Teaches All Ages

Bayside Music School Teaches All Ages

Vienna Music, a music school for children of all ages in Bayside, Queens, recently opened. It offers basic fundamentals of music classes for toddlers and one-on-one music lessons.

Mommy, Music & Me Provides Music Together® in Astoria

Mommy, Music & Me Provides Music Together® in Astoria

Mommy, Music, & Me now offers Music Together's classes at Gym-Azing in Astoria. The music and movement classes help children learn to express themselves through music.

Enrichment Center Offers Music and Chinese Classes

Enrichment Center Offers Music and Chinese Classes

Forest Hills academic enrichment center now offers music and Chinese classes for kids in preschool through high school. In music classes, children can learn to play instruments, take voice lessons and music theory and composition classes. Children learn Chinese through reading, writing, and Chinese traditions and culture.

Park Slope New York Kids Club Offers Classes, Parties, and Pick-Ups

Park Slope New York Kids Club Offers Classes, Parties, and Pick-Ups

New York Kids Club, a children's activity center, recently opened its Park Slope location. The center offers various kids classes including theater, dance, gymnastics, and cooking, as well as birthday parties and after-school pick-ups.

Bossy Frog Band Leader Offers Music Classes, Music Therapy

Bossy Frog Band Leader Offers Music Classes, Music Therapy

In addition to releasing The Bossy Frog Band's new album "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE)!", lead singer and certified music therapist Jeffrey Friedberg now offers music classes for children in Rockland and Fairfield counties and music therapy for children with special needs in Rockland County.

Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

Back to School Guide for Brooklyn, NY

UPDATED AUGUST 2015: Prepare for back to school time in Brooklyn, New York, with a wide range of after-school programs for kids, Brooklyn sports teams and programs for kids, after-school tutors in Brooklyn, music classes, dance and gymnastics classes in Brooklyn, from Carroll Gardens, to Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights to Park Slope.

School of Rock Now Offers Preschool Music Class

School of Rock Now Offers Preschool Music Class

The Roslyn Heights and Farmingdale locations of School of Rock now offer Little Wings, an early music education class. The music class for preschoolers teaches the fundamentals of music using play-based learning.

Music and Theater Classes and Programs for Kids on Long Island

Music and Theater Classes and Programs for Kids on Long Island

UPDATED JULY 2015: Looking for music and theater studios on Long Island where your kids can take music classes and theater classes? Here you'll find a list of local music and theater studios in Nassau County including New Hyde Park, Great Neck, Port Washington, Roslyn, Syosset and Bellmore, and Suffolk County, including Farmingdale, Oyster Bay, and Stony Brook. These music and theater studios for kids on Long Island offer guitar classes, theater programs, and singing lessons.

Music and Theater Classes and Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NY

Music and Theater Classes and Programs for Kids in Manhattan, NY

UPDATED JULY 2015: New York City has a lot of options when it comes to music and theater programs for kids. Here's a list of music and theater studios that offer classes for kids in Manhattan in neighborhoods like the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Greenwich Village, Midtown, Chelsea, Tribeca, Financial District, and Murray Hill.

Music Classes and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Music Classes and Programs for Kids in Fairfield County, CT

UPDATED JULY 2015: A list of studios in Fairfield, Connecticut where kids can take music lessons and classes locally. Including music studios for kids in Riverside, Westport, Fairfield, and Wilton, this list includes places where kids can hone musical skills.

Music Classes and Programs for Kids in Westchester County, New York

Music Classes and Programs for Kids in Westchester County, New York

UPDATED JULY 2015: This list of local music classes and programs for kids in Westchester County includes studios in Yonkers, Mamaroneck, Eastchester, Scarsdale, White Plains, and Larchmont. Here you'll find studios for kids to learn musical instruments including guitar, piano, and drums and music programs for kids of all ages.

Music and Theater Classes and Programs for Kids in Brooklyn, NY

Music and Theater Classes and Programs for Kids in Brooklyn, NY

UPDATED JULY 2015: If you're a New York parent looking for music classes or theater programs for your kids in Brooklyn, this list is exactly what you need. This list includes studios that offer lessons to kids in Bay Ridge, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Williamsburg, and Coney Island. Whether your child wants guitar lessons or singing classes, these Brooklyn studios are where you want to go.

Bennett Academy's Students Star in Online Talk Show

Bennett Academy's Students Star in Online Talk Show

Bennett Academy, a performing arts school in New Rochelle, now offers online music classes via Skype, in addition to its music, theater, and film classes at the Westchester County location. It’s students now also star in an online talk show for kids—The Odella Williams Show.

Music Classes and Programs for Kids in Queens, NY

Music Classes and Programs for Kids in Queens, NY

UPDATED JULY 2015: New York City is filled with places to take music lessons and classes, but this list is for Queens families looking for local music teachers and studios where kids can learn to sing and play musical instruments with piano lessons, guitar lessons, and more. You'll find music classes and programs for kids offered in Queens including Rego Park, Forest Hills, Astoria, Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Douglaston, Long Island City, and Jackson Heights.

Music Classes and Programs for Kids in Rockland County, NY

Music Classes and Programs for Kids in Rockland County, NY

UPDATED JULY 2015: Looking for local music classes and programs for kids in Rockland County, NY? Here you'll find a list of programs that offer guitar lessons, clarinet lessons, piano lessons, and how to play the drums, Rockland County. The programs are located in Rockland County, NY, including neighborhoods such as Spring Valley, West Nyack, Nanuet, Suffern, New City, and Upper Saddle River.

Ask the Expert: Should I Enroll My Shy Child in Musical Theater Classes?

Ask the Expert: Should I Enroll My Shy Child in Musical Theater Classes?

The education director of TADA! Youth Theater in Manhattan answers why it might be a good idea for parents to enroll a shy child in musical theater classes to help their development, why parents' support is essential in nurturing an artistic child, and the importance of "failing forward."

Music Together Returns to Howard Beach After Hurricane Sandy

Music Together Returns to Howard Beach After Hurricane Sandy

With the post-Sandy renovations to Saint Barnabas church completed, Music Together is returning to its Howard Beach location. Music Together offers Mommy, Music, and Me, a parent or caregiver and child music class that teaches the fundamentals of music in a group setting.

Fall Registration Now Open for Star Kidz's Mount Kisco Location

Fall Registration Now Open for Star Kidz's Mount Kisco Location

Star Kidz, a performing arts program, will open its new location in Mount Kisco in the fall and registration for fall singing, dancing, and acting classes is now open.

Brooklyn Music School Adds Various Classes to Its Schedule

Brooklyn Music School Adds Various Classes to Its Schedule

Brooklyn Music School is expanding the programs and music lessons it offers for children and adults, including a choir that combines rock with R&B, an Early Musicianship class, and a parent-child music development class. Brooklyn Music School also offers instrumental lessons for children, including piano, violin, guitar, bass, brass, woodwinds, and percussion; various singing lessons; and a music and dance summer institute.

Ask the Expert: What Type of Piano Should My Young Child Begin Lessons On?

Ask the Expert: What Type of Piano Should My Young Child Begin Lessons On?

For many of you raising children in New York City, you know that lack of space is more than a minor issue. When you don't have room for a piano in your own home, what is your next best option? Founder and director of New York Piano School reveals which portable keyboards are your best bet when your young child starts his beginner piano lessons.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell Whether My Child is Frustrated with the Piano or is Just Uninterested?

Ask the Expert: How Can I Tell Whether My Child is Frustrated with the Piano or is Just Uninterested?

Children may become discouraged when learning challenging new skills like playing the piano. How can you tell whether your child is frustrated with learning the piano or if he is truly uninterested in learning this instrument? Founder of New York Piano School offers suggestions for parents.

Ask the Expert: At What Age Should My Child Begin Piano Lessons?

Ask the Expert: At What Age Should My Child Begin Piano Lessons?

Founder and artistic director of the New York Piano School says the optimal age to begin piano lessons is 6 years old. She explains why and also recommends how frequently your child should have lessons to ensure the most learning without feeling overwhelmed by the piano lesson.




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