Teacher Feature: Dominick Cuccia

  NAME & HOMETOWN:  Dominick Cuccia, Bethlehem, Connecticut   MAIN INSTRUMENT:  Drums & Percussion   TENURE WITH PAUL EFFMAN MUSIC SERVICE: This is my 19th school year with Paul Effman Music Service   BEST PART OF TEACHING MUSIC:  Seeing the excitement of my students on day one when they open their instrument case for the first time and they […]

Teacher Feature: Chris Eminizer

NAME & HOMETOWN:  Chris Eminizer/Baltimore, MD   MAIN INSTRUMENT: Saxophone   TENURE WITH PAUL EFFMAN MUSIC SERVICE: 5 years recently – 7 years earlier! BEST PART OF TEACHING MUSIC: getting to know students and watching them improve, grow, and become inspired.   ARTIST(S) WHO’VE INSPIRED YOU MOST: John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Charlie Parker, Keith Jarrett, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Michael […]

Paul Effman Music Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month®

In observance of the 33rd annual Music In Our Schools Month®, Paul Effman Music is celebrating music with schools, students, and teachers alike. Facilitated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Music In Our Schools Month® has been a tradition long valued by music communities across the country and one that we await every […]

How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Drum Sticks

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7A vs. 5A vs. 5B vs. 2B vs. SD1 Generals How to Choose Being a percussionist, I have gone through many sticks in my lifetime. I remember prior to taking my first lessons being instructed to purchase a pair of drum sticks in preparation for my first lesson. As in most cases, the teacher gives […]

Protecting Your Musical Instrument

We know what it is like to haul around your instruments and equipment. We also know the importance of protecting your musical instrument. As we know, sometimes instruments and equipment can be costly. Our gear is our investment in our careers.

Sonare by Powell PS55BEFK Flute – The Best Flute in 2017?

You won’t believe which is becoming the best flute in 2017! We are excited to add the Sonare by Powell line of flutes to our offerings at Hyson Music. We had received a sample a while back and wanted to put it through the paces before deciding it was worth adding to our intermediate and […]

3 Reasons Your Band Student Should Start Piano or Guitar Lessons

Your child may play a band instrument (like trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, flute, or trombone) in school, so why do they need to learn to play another instrument? Piano and guitar are both instruments that form the base for a lot of music. They can be utilized in different ways to enhance or improve playing. We […]

Top 5 Student Trumpets – Choosing an Instrument for a Beginner Trumpet Player

You are here to learn about the top 5 student trumpets. Your child just came home from school today and said “Mommy, I need to get a trumpet for band!” Along with the statement comes a sheet from the band director with a few ‘preferred’ dealers. To your shock and dismay you find that your […]

Best Affordable Student Trumpet Under $300

There are a multitude of inexpensive trumpets available on the market. There are many brands that have come and gone over the years offering various colors, styles, and models of student trumpets. So which trumpet is the best student trumpet? One brand in particular has been consistent for over fifteen years now, and that is […]