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June 16, 2020 Nick Tucker No comments exist

COVID-19 Policies And Procedures We are happy to announce that in-person lessons will resume for teachers and students who feel comfortable coming in for lessons. Please know, some teachers at Spark will not be starting in-person lessons until a later date; however, they will be continuing to offer virtual lessons for their students. ALL teachers…

May 21, 2019 Nick Tucker No comments exist

A New Solution to Summers and the Education Gap I recently read a book called Outliers by Malcom Gladwell that highlights different stories with the idea being that success comes more from society and community. One of the chapters in the book briefly discusses an educational program called “Knowledge Is Power Program” also known as…

January 25, 2018 Nick Tucker No comments exist

We are living in a time where news and media comes in faster than we’ve ever experienced. With that comes a time where the world seems like a scary place. As the dad of a young child, I think through how I will explain to my child the importance of caring for people even when…

December 14, 2017 Nick Tucker No comments exist

Music Lesson Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide Happy Holidays!  This time of season can be stressful for a lot of people.  As you run around trying to figure out what you are going to get for your child, family member, friend, or coworker who loves music, we have come up with a simple stocking stuffer gift…

October 19, 2017 Nick Tucker No comments exist

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Music Lessons These guidelines will help the music student have a successful, rewarding experience learning an instrument. Below are practical tips that we have discovered from years of teaching. 1. How Young Is Too Young? Starting at the Right Age Adults can start any instrument at any…

October 19, 2017 Nick Tucker No comments exist

Music Frequently Asked Questions (And Answers) Q. Do I need a piano at home to take piano lessons? A. While it is ideal if you do have a piano at home, you can start lessons with our piano teachers by using an electric keyboard to practice on at home. Most of our students rent or buy…

October 3, 2017 Nick Tucker No comments exist

5 Ways Music Changes At-Risk Youth (And the One Way You Can Help) “Music can change the world because it can change people” – Bono With more than 30.7 million American children in low-income families, there’s no doubt that we need to help. That’s 43 percent of the children in our country! Research is clear…

October 11, 2016 Nick Tucker No comments exist

Piano is such a great starter instrument, which is why it’s the #1 choice for parents to start exposing their kids to music at Spark. I think it’s so important to give kids the ability to discover and express their creative side through music, but I’ve heard so many horror stories about parents taking their…

January 5, 2016 Nick Tucker No comments exist

As a working musician, I am quickly realizing how important it is to use technology to stay relevant. So many songwriters are using electronic samples and sounds that are vital to the song. For a drummer, this may mean using a sample pad to replicate different sounds. For a keyboardist, it may mean building synth…