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When is my child ready for private music lessons?

When is my child ready for private music lessons?

Every now and then, we’re asked how early a child can begin private music lessons. Is there one right answer?   Not exactly. As we all know, people are unique. We all learn at different paces, adjust to new situations differently, and have our own […]

A Year in Review: Learning Allegro

A Year in Review: Learning Allegro

Learning Allegro has been blogging for a whole year! Here’s what happened since last October.     Since the Learning Allegro blog has now been active for a full year (woohoo!), we’d like to take a minute to look back on everything that has transpired […]

Highlight clips from our 2018 spring recital!

Highlight clips from our 2018 spring recital!

Our student musicians did not disappoint! Check out a few of the very talented young artists who played at our 2018 spring recital. So proud of ALL of our Learning Allegro families!

 

Thoughts from above a stage

Thoughts from above a stage

This week, Miss Haleigh shares a little bit about the important role music plays in live theatre.      This spring, a number of the Learning Allegro teachers, myself included, have been playing in the pit for local theatres. If you’re not familiar, “playing in […]

Music facts we’re sure you will love

Music facts we’re sure you will love

In (belated) honor of Valentines Day, here are a few facts about music that we’re sure you will love. –  Music is linked to the release of dopamine, a chemical in the brain that makes you feel good! –  1 in 10,000 people have “perfect […]

Watch the Philadelphia Orchestra Play “Fly Eagles Fly”

Watch the Philadelphia Orchestra Play “Fly Eagles Fly”

Who are we kidding? You don’t want to read a long article about the benefits of music today! It’s Superbowl weekend and the Eagles are ready to win!

Has anyone else enjoyed the camaraderie in the Philly region lately? It seems like ever since the Eagles vs. Vikings game two weeks ago, all of Southeastern PA has been cheering, decorating storefronts, and wearing green. Even world-class musicians are getting in on the Eagles hype!

Take a few seconds to enjoy this AWESOME video of the Philadelphia Orchestra playing the Eagles fight song. From all of us at Learning Allegro, GO BIRDS!!!

Don’t lose your marbles!

Don’t lose your marbles!

Every now and then, we come across a really  innovative way to make music. Today is one of those days! Today’s wacky and impressive instrument was invented by Swedish musician Martin Molin. The instrument, called the Marble Machine, is technically a “musical sculpture” and took Molin […]

For the orchestra violinists…

For the orchestra violinists…

Hi, Allegro fans! If you’re a violinist, you’ve DEFINITELY met one of these people in your orchestra!