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Guitar Maintenance -  4 easy tips to care for  your guitar

In my last post we learned what to look for when shopping for your first guitar.Now that you took the time to learn about guitars, let’s talk about how to take care of your new baby.

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  • Don't leave your guitar in the car for several hours in hot or cold weather.The extreme temperatures can cause big problems. Guitars are made of wood so environmental changes can make the wood expand and contract leading to warping and cracking.
  • When you finish playing or practicing your guitar, wipe the strings and fret board with a soft lint free cloth. Our skin has oils and sweat that can cause the strings to wear out or rust.All guitar strings will wear out sooner or later but a simple wipe down after each use will buy you some extra life and save you a few bucks.
  • Keep your guitar in a case or on a guitar stand.I have seen too many guitars with broken necks, bent tuning pegs, and chips in the body due to being left on the floor or because they were just leaned up against the wall.
  • Little brothers and sisters alert! Have you ever had a child get a hold of a pair of glasses, model airplane, your CD collection, your favorite book, or just about any item you don’t want broken? For the love of God, please be careful when letting a toddler near your guitar.

If taken care of properly you should be able to sell your guitar once you out grow it or give it away to let another budding guitarist enjoy it. If you don’t follow these tips, you may end up buying a replacement as the trash man hauls the abused instrument off to the heap.

 

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About Key Music

With more than 100,000 lessons taught, Key Music Center continues to be the first choice in music lessons among students of all ages. More about Key Music Center

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When you mention drama for kids most parents think of the 2nd grade play at the local elementary school. This class is far from that.  Our drama program teaches kids the skills needed to grow into a confident, articulate and creative adults. Students learn to express their ideas and communicate as their self confidence grows.

During their lessons, kids work together as a team while never feeling like they are competing with each other for the spotlight.  Our actors develop the self confidence, sense of team work, and creativity.
 
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Visit our sister site at www.actoutkids.com to learn more about acting classes.

Act Out Kids (ages 5years - teen)
Prerequisite: none
Materials: none
Schedule: Sat 4:30-5:30pm
click here to contact our studio for more information.
 
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General Music (Preschool Music Program)
Key Music's Kids is an inovative preschool music program that sets younger students on a path of musicianship.  Basic fundamentals are presented in a fun and exciting way that encourages kids to be a participant in music rather than just a passive listener.
Students will have the opprotunity to play various instruments with a focus on piano.
Key Music’s Kids (ages 3-5)
Prerequisite: None
Materials: activity book
Schedule: Monday 11:30am-12:00pm
Space is limited and registarion is 1st come 1st serve.
click here to contact us for questions or to register.
Our students have fun!  We want your or your child to enjoy their music lessons.  For those that love music but don't know how to get started we offer a free evaluation.  Just call to speak to a lesson coordinator who will gladly offer free and professional advice about the path that would yield the best results for you or your child. Click here to leave your contact information or dial (678)770-5150

Instruments offered:
Guitar
Violin
Piano
Voice / Singing
Saxophone
Bass
Drums
Mandolin
Viola
and more
 
All music teachers are professional musicians and experienced teaching all ages
Group classes are designed to offer student an opportunity to apply their skills, meet new people, and be part of a team.  Click one of our group classes below for more information.
 
Rockband

Keyboard Kids

General Music (Preschool Music Program)

Guitar Ensemble

String & Woodwind Ensemble

Acting/Drama

Private Lessons are one-on-one with the teacher and the student. Tution is based on the rate of $120/month for weekly 30 munite lessons with no registration fees. Group class rates vary and discounts are available for those that take a private lesson and a group class.

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Group Classes are a great way to interact with other musicians and apply your skills. Most group classes meet weekly for one-hour.  Contact us for a full list of classes by clicking here.

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Registering is easy. Save a trip and click here to fill out a simple form and a lesson coordinator will answer all your questions and help you get you started over the phone.


 

The first steps you take often determine your chances for success


Right now you're searching the internet for music lessons. Most people make the mistake of randomly picking a studio based on a few basic details and then find themselves frustrated a few months later. This often leaves the student feeling like they are just not musical or cut out to play an instrument.  The truth is that they made some very common mistakes in the beggining that if avoided could have lead them to years of enjoyment playing an instrument.

Music lessons aren't a one size fits all box that everybody fits into. Each student has their own learning style and needs that determine the path that would best work for them. This is why Key Music Center offers a free evaluation to anybody interested in music.

During the 20-minute session we look at the student’s motor skills, musical auditory skills, and comprehension. For those that aren't sure what instrument is right for them we offer the opportunity to try different instruments and gauge interest in various choices.

This gives us an opportunity to get to know the student so we can offer the best professional advice on the path that would best serve them. Starting off in the right direction will make the lessons more fun and help the student succeed at learning their instrument.

After the evaluation we will take the time to talk to you about your next step and answer questions about what and where to buy an instrument, how much time will you need to put into learning each week, and any other questions you have about music lessons.

To schedule a free evaluation call (678)770-5150 or fill out a simple online contact form by clicking here