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Be prepared (Musically) for the next Earthquake!

On the California north coast, Earthquakes are simply a part of life.  Yet it doesn't take much to interrupt your music!  A downed power line or a Tsunami can turn off the power to your home, making it hard to play your favorite amplifier.  

ACTION TIME:  Make a Musician Survival Pack!

Mantova's recomend's the following:

Of course there is always the chance for "Non Musical" disasters as well.  For those we recommend checking out tips from PG&E!, here are their ideas...

5 Keys to Starting Lessons Successfully with a New Student

From the Alfred Music Blog-- Written By Dave Isaacs

Do you have a new student beginning music lessons? You’re embarking on a journey that will enhance his or her life in many ways. From simple relaxation and enjoyment to sharpening abstract thinking, playing music is good for the mind and spirit. And playing with others can be one of the most satisfying things people can do together.

Here are some tips to ensure your lessons start off on the right foot.