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New: Musical Instrument Gallery!

To help kids learn about musical instruments, My Dream Teacher just opened its very own online Gallery. This exciting virtual showroom gives quick information about all kinds of modern musical instruments—how they work, what instrument family they belong to, and how to properly care for each one.

Exciting New Changes at My Dream Teacher

Exciting New Changes at My Dream Teacher

Dear Friends of My Dream Teacher,   We are pleased to unveil the new and improved My Dream Teacher website!   We’re still the same company, but we’ve decided to make your life even sweeter.   What’s New at My Dream Teacher 1)     … Continue Reading

How to Become a Board Certified Music Therapist

How to Become a Board Certified Music Therapist

The increasing demand for music therapists has outstripped the supply in the United States.   That spells “job security” for current music therapists, as well as many who are currently pursuing music therapy as a career.   How does one go about becoming a board … Continue Reading

How Can I Help My Child Succeed in Music?

Parents Help Their Kids Succeed in Music: John Tracy Interview Part I Parents can help their kids succeed in music–no matter what. My Dream Teacher is privileged to interview John Tracy, Founder and Owner of Tampa Bay Music Academy in Florida. In this video, John … Continue Reading

Stephen Tanner

How to Get on the Radio: The Classical 89 Interview

Classical 89 is the professional classical music radio station Brigham Young University produces. Since we moved to Utah, Classical 89 has become our family’s favorite radio station. Today My Dream Teacher presents this special interview with three individuals who have worked with this outstanding radio … Continue Reading

Think you own your sheet music? Not until you mark it up.

Think You Own Your Sheet Music? Think Again.

You may think you own your sheet music, but there’s only one way to tell. How much do you make it a part of yourself? Think about it. When you borrow music from a friend or a teacher, you’re often too afraid to touch it, … Continue Reading

Heritage Treatment Center Presents the Power of

Musical Theater

Some schools merely instruct, but Heritage inspires.   This weekend I took my family and some friends to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Heritage Center Stage.   It was charming, cute, and full of heart—but we didn’t just have a good time. … Continue Reading

How to Enjoy Opera

How to Enjoy an Opera

Opera going is not like movie going.   Most movie-goers want to know just enough about the plot to be interested in seeing the film.   They don’t want to know too much about how the story unfolds—or how it ends—because it spoils their fun. … Continue Reading

The Mahler Effect

The Mahler Effect

A great dissertation idea for a daring music student.   I was so moved the first time I saw Gustav Mahler Conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at the Belvedere in Vienna, Austria.   It may not look extraordinary in a pixilated rendering, but its life-size original … Continue Reading

Treasure Negative Feedback

Treasure Negative Remarks and Feedback

The critique that hurts actually helps the most. Open rebuke is better than secret love (Proverbs 27:5). A few years ago, a good friend of mine related to me what had happened to him during an audition for a prestigious company. After singing his songs, … Continue Reading

Classical Concert Etiquette

7 Rules of Classical Concert Etiquette

Angry tweets and Facebook posts abound amongst my friends who attend classical concerts. Hardly a month goes by in which I don’t read somebody’s rant against a rude person talking or texting during the performance.   You might have read a few rants yourself. The … Continue Reading