Entries by dmial

The Revised SAT: What High School Students Need to Know

High school students can say “goodbye” to the SAT – the old version that is. Starting in March 2016, The College Board will introduce a redesigned SAT for students gearing up for college. So what do you need to know? The biggest difference to note is the essay portion at the end of the test. [...]

What’s it Like to Take Online Music Lessons?

When 28-year-old Christopher C. of Garner, NC, decided he was going to propose to his girlfriend by song, he needed to make sure he could secretly take piano lessons without spoiling the surprise.  Online piano lessons with Heidi S. of Fort Worth, TX, was going to be Christopher’s solution for an inconspicuous means of taking [...]

Matilda Makes Broadway Home

Unbelievable!  I’ve waited many years to geek out over the next novel to turn Broadway musical.  While looking for an update on the film version of Wicked, I stumbled across news of epic proportions that should otherwise hold me over: Matilda on Broadway!  Take a peek at what New York has done for this very memorable little [...]

And The Grammy Goes To…

What do the GRAMMY Awards and music educators have in common? It might seem strange to think about big stars like Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Beyonce taking music lessons before they were famous, but trust us – most musicians, at one point or another, had the close instruction and encouragement from a music teacher. And [...]

5 Common Myths About EDM

No matter what your favorite music genre is, we all can agree that Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is at the top of the music food chain right now. However, there is a lot of controversy surrounding the writing and producing of electronic music, the culture EDM is producing and the credibility of EDM as a [...]

Celebrate Music In Our Schools Month

“M” is for music, and March is for Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM).  A celebration honored since 1985, MIOSM has grown from a week-long celebration to a month devoted to music and music education on a national level. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) deserves a round of applause for their efforts in spreading awareness about the importance of [...]