COVID-19 Update At Music Maker Workshops, We’re Always Better Together. This unprecedented time has been difficult and unsettling. So thank you for all the students who continued throughout the past couple months taking virtual lessons: Thank you for your loyalty and support. Thanks for being there with us. As we move forward into our new reality,…

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This is a picture outside of music studio during quarantine.

Kim Steedman and Shelley Yakubow. co-directors of family-owned Music Maker Workshops in Ahwatukee flank long-time employee Jess Libman(Courtesy of Kevin Poleyumptewa/Moonlit Dreams Photography). By Coty Dolores Miranda, Ahwatukee Foothills Newspaper, April 29th, 2020 Music Maker Workshops, a family-owned and operated music school that opened their doors in Ahwatukee in 1997, has created an answer for…

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Virtual Lessons During the Pandemic It’s been over a month since Music Maker Workshops has transitioned over to virtual lessons online, and within that time there has been a lot of learning, a lot of adjusting, some stresses, and some interesting challenges for me and my students. While this has been a good solution, I…

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Thank You! Your continued support as we’ve moved to a new teaching platform this past week has been overwhelming. Thank you for your adaptability and flexibility during this time. The amount of positive and excited responses to our online lessons has been incredible.   We hope you are taking good care. Your health and wellbeing, and…

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How to Make the Most of Spring Break How to Make the Most of Spring Break (as a Music Student). Hello everyone, and welcome to Spring Break! I hope you are taking the time to actually have a break. It’s important to make sure you give yourself that break to breathe a little, especially when…

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Saxophone Students playing in Jazz Ensemble

Why Joining An Ensemble Could Change Your Life Ensembles at Music Maker Workshops is something our local music studio is proud to provide.  Are you someone who likes playing their instrument? Do you like making music with other people? Do you feel like the school band is too dull, or too limiting? Well, Music Maker…

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Mr. Jacob playing at a gig, performing on stage.

This week I would like to talk about the benefits of a guest instructor for lessons. I know teachers always want to be there for their students. Still, sometimes we will have to be away for a variety of reasons, including having gigs and performances, or being sick. Having a guest instructor can be a…

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A Research Summary in Support of Kindermusik by Deanne Kells, M.A. Early childhood classroom teachers believe in the power of music to engage children. What scientifically based research supports the use of music and musical instruction to build early literacy skills? This research summary answers that question, providing support to educators who wish to integrate…

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How to Comfort Your Pet with Music Can music in our daily lives comfort our pets and make them happier?  Pets are emotional creatures with moods that swing every now and then. Therefore, if you want to keep your pet happy and at ease, then music therapy is the way to go and as a…

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There are a few simple ways to be prepared and get the most out of music lessons.   Practice your Music This one is as important as it is simple to do. Make sure that whatever music, exercises you are working on with your teacher is ready before the lesson. Therefore your teacher can teach you…

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