With a fresh year ahead, many people resolve to learn something new or start a hobby. Taking music lessons is a great way for adults and children to tap into their creativity and challenge their musical muscles. Marty Fort, owner of Columbia Arts Academy and the Lexington School of Music, says the new year is […]
As the owner of Columbia Arts Academy and the Lexington School of Music, parents often ask Marty Fort whether their soon-to-be college student should major in music. With both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in guitar performance, Fort is well versed in the academic side of music education. But that doesn’t mean he […]
Parents can’t help but beam when their daughter completes a flawless violin recital or when their son masters a complex piano solo. They have every right to be proud. Learning a musical instrument is part skill and part discipline. It takes practice and devotion to confidently play an instrument – whether as a soloist or part of an orchestra or high school marching band.
The easy part of developing a new skill is signing up. The tough part comes in staying motivated and sticking with it. The same can be said for music lessons. Enrolling a child is just the first step.