Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA (Bachelor of Arts in Music, Master of Arts in Psychology

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How Long Does It Take to Master an Instrument?

How Long Does It Take to Master An Instrument? Authored by Marci Ricklick & Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA We define music mastery as possessing expert skills on their musical instrument. Musicians who play at a professional or semi-professional quality level will qualify as master-level musicians.   Although there is no precise agreed-upon time frame, music …

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Is Learning the Piano Worth it?

Authored by Marci Ricklick & Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) of Italy invented the piano over three centuries ago to improve upon the clavichord and the harpsichord. Pianos are used for informal musical gatherings, recitals, and concerts, accompany singers and instrumentalists, and for educational purposes.  The piano’s many uses, coupled with the …

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Allyssa Lamb of New York City Accordion Musician

Creating Your Musician Bio

Leading musicians write clear, successful musician bios as vocal and instrumental performers, music teachers, conductors, and composers. Encourage fellow musicians, students, and music promoters to collaborate by formatting long and short-form bios for directories, websites, social media, and concert programs. Writing Your Musician Bio for Music Directories, Websites, Social Media & Concert Programs The work it …

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Piano Vs. Violin: Which is Harder to Learn?

Choosing Violin Vs. Piano Based on Learning Difficulty Authored by Marci Ricklick and Richard J. Chandler, BA, MA Deciding between learning the violin or piano is a big decision. This article can help you make a better decision, saving you time and energy by choosing the best instrument for you or your child from the …

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