Archive | April, 2011

Read Music?…Not Enough to Ruin My Playing

By Mark T. Burke It’s Easter Sunday, the family has gathered to celebrate life, individual spirituality, the gifts we all have.The food is being prepared, the sweet treats are enticing us all, the sun is shining.  On this day, we look forward to sharing what is most near and dear to us.  We talk about […]

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Music Teachers; Lessons Learned from House Calls

By Mark T. Burke Dr.’s of the 1800’s through the mid 1900’s made house calls.  In fact, treating patients at home was a core service not only for convenience.  Treating someone at home provides Dr.’s with a first-hand view of a patient’s diet and living conditions that impact their health. Fast forward to today and […]

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Re-boxing the Snare Drum Rental for Students

By Mark T. Burke:  For a printable version:  Download a PDF version of this article. Facing higher than acceptable drop out rates, Mr. Brian Barckley of the East Lycoming School District in Hughesville, PA set out on a quest to gain and maintain the interest of budding young percussionist. I learned about Brian’s innovative solution […]

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