These helpful resources will be of use to all Dallas Piano Academy students and their families!
Going to be out of town and won't have a piano available for practice? Here are some alternatives to do in lieu of practice that day:
DSO Kids Composer Biographies - Choose a composer and read their biography, then listen to one of their compositions (your choice of song!) on youtube.
DSO Learn and Listen - Watch one of these videos to learn about the symphony
DSO Instruments - Choose a family of instruments and read about each of the instruments in that "family."
Keeping your instruments is proper working order keeps them playing longer, and adds a lot to your enjoyment of playing! Just as you give your car or home regular maintenance, you should give your musical instruments routine care to keep them at their best. Here are the vendors used by Dallas Piano Academy:
Piano Tuning - Bob Speir (972)272-1700, website: http://site.bobspeir.com/piano_tuning.html
Piano Tuning - Dr. Andrew Daniel, (903)466-6024, firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.andrewdanielpianotuning.com
Digital Piano Repair - Mike and Chris Newberry, (817)268-3251
Piano Moving - Martin's Piano Moving, www.pianomovingdallas.com (972)636-9464
Flute Purchase and Servicing - Carolyn Nussbaum (972) 985-2662
Flute and Wind, Brass and String Repairs (student models) - Williamson Music (972) 633-8203
Percussion - Lone Star Percussion, (214) 340-0835
Flutes - Carolyn Nussbaum (972) 985-2662 - THE experts, hands down!
Free Pianos - www.pianoadoption.com - Free pianos looking for a new home.
If purchasing a used piano from an individual, have it checked out by a technician to make sure it is worth your investment. We recommend:
What to look for when shopping for a keyboard:
Teachers affiliated with Lisa Emmick, offering lessons in piano, flute and guitar.
There are lots of websites offering free sheet music that you can download and print, usually items that are public domain. Works published in the USA prior to 1927 are in the public domain. Otherwise, copyright protection in many countries expires 70 years after the death of the last surviving author. Here are some sources for free online sheet music:Chords for Piano and Guitar
The Dallas Library has lots of wonderful books, at all different levels, about composers!
DSO Kids also offers great info!
Tips for Success includes lots of tips for practice success!
Contact Form Dallas Piano Academy today for more info about music lessons!