Calvin Okulicz recording piano and guitar today!

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Calvin Okulicz, a senior from Bordentown High School, came into record an EP collection of vocals, piano, and guitar today. Especially look for this guy in the future on YouTube and SoundCloud.

Preparing for College Music Auditions

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College Music Auditions It’s that special time of year again, where music student hopefuls are getting ready to audition for music programs at their colleges of choice. Nothing can be more nerve wracking. After choosing songs that are appropriate for the audition last year, you’ve become one with these songs. You own them. You’ve not… continue reading »

Motivation! If You Want It Later, Do It Now!

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The number one thing adults tell me when they find out I’m a music teacher is, “I wish I had practiced my instrument when I was younger”. We, as adults, did not have patience or clarity when we were younger. Some of us had the drive to be the best, or really enjoyed the sound… continue reading »

Save Your Old Records on New Media

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When we were kids my cousins and I used to sit on my grandmother’s back porch in the summer and listen to old 78 records on her Lawson hand crank phonograph. My grandmother purchased her record player in 1935 as a teenager for $15 with money saved from picking blackberries on her family’s farm. I don’t know if the… continue reading »