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By: Michael Stegner

This is one of the most common questions we get from families at CMA.

Many families want their children to take music lessons in the Seattle area, but they aren't sure what instrument would be best for their child. Typically, young students start on piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons or ukele lessons. But there is no need to stress about this decision.

Here is a rundown of how we approach this...

By: Michael Stegner

Coming back to lessons after a break can be overwhelming. Students often feel like they have forgotten everything and are starting all over. That's not a fun place to be and patience is required from everyone while students get back into the groove.

Here are some thoughts on this...

By: Michael Stegner

As our Spring/Summer recital approaches, we wanted to make sure that everyone knew that it was not only okay but encouraged to bring friends and family to the event. Community building around music is one of our core values at CMA and we want parents, grandparents, relatives and friends to all be a part of these special days.

Students gain so much from hearing each other play and playing for their peers. But they also gain a lot of confidence and experience if they have a crew of folks who show up and support them during the recitals. Plus, just saying that you or your child takes music lessons is nice. But when friends and family see your child get in front of crowd and perform, it brings a perspective with a lot more depth.

The Good Shepherd Center has a lot of space so don't be shy about inviting all of your family and friends to the recital.