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Ten Benefits of Making Music

As we enter into the second half of the summer, our minds begin to prepare for the coming school year. It starts with shopping for new clothes and picking out a backpack. Before you know it, it'll be time to start choosing your classes and making your schedule. You may be trying to decide which programs and activities you'd like to participate in. If you're thinking about doing band, choir, or orchestra, consider some of these facts when making your decision! Everyday... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Saturday, July 6, 2019
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Amro's Repair Shop and Maintenance & Replacement Program

  Here at Amro, we don’t want you to be done after you select your instrument. We truly want to guide you through the process of understanding how to own your instrument. When you purchase any instrument, you should know that over time, that instrument will need adjustments and repairs from a professional, as well as routine maintenance from you! From replacing the pads of a woodwind to tuning the strings of a piano, Amro has thought it through for you.  We have all... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Staying Motivated to Practice During the Summer

With summer right around the corner, you might be thinking it's time for you to sit back, relax, and put off practicing until the fall, right? WRONG! The Northwest Evaluation Association published an article showing that students who have just completed seventh grade "lose on average 36 percent of their school-year gains in reading and a whopping 50 percent of their school-year gains in math. In other words, summer learning loss increases with age through elementary and... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Thursday, May 30, 2019
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Memphis Music History and Amro Music

The musical legacy of the Bluff City is exciting, diverse, and extremely significant in the history of American culture. Today, Memphis' own Beale Street and Graceland are intimately associated with American music history, especially that of the blues, rockabilly, and rock-n-roll. Many native Memphians agree that it’s hard to talk about the history of music in Memphis without thinking of Amro Music. We agree wholeheartedly! Since nearly a century ago, Amro Music has been an... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Returning an instrument at Amro Music

There are times when you will need to return your rented instrument to Amro Music, whether your child is just not going to be playing anymore, or if they are ready for an instrument of their very own. Read on for information on returning an instrument to Amro Music. If your child is still in band: We recommend that you keep your instrument if your child is going to continue participating in band or orchestra. Your instrument has been selected with the preferences of your band... Read More
at Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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Recruitment 101

Beginning band students are the lifeblood of every music program. The quality of a beginner band class can influence the next 6-7 years of a program. Effective recruitment is a key determining factor for the future success of the band program. Expecting students to sign up for band on their own simply won’t work. Most students don't know enough about band to decide whether they want to join. They have to be shown the band, told about its activities and benefits, and convinced... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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