Teacher Feature: Peter Bellino

This month, Paul Effman Music highlights staff member Peter Bellino. Peter is one of our most seasoned educators. With our Capital Region Staff for nearly two decades, his professionalism, experience, and knowledge are invaluable. Not only a fantastic teacher, Peter is a veteran performer & composer as well.

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 […]

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 […]