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.
Every month, we highlight one of our staff members and share their story. This month’s featured teacher is percussionist Dominick Cuccia.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Your child may play a music instrument (like trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, flute, trombone, violin, viola, or cello) 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What is the best flute for beginners? With a new year often comes new releases in musical instruments. With new models coming out what seems like everyday, it can be easy to get confused as to which flute would be appropriate to buy for a young student or beginning adult. Hyson Music is happy to […]
The new line of Yamaha intermediate flutes includes the successors to the ever-popular step-up instruments the Yamaha YFL-3xx and 4xx series. The new models will continue with the 3 and 4 series designation.