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Fall Keyboard Festival: October 19, 2019

Here at Amro, one of the events that we look forward to every year is our Fall Keyboard Festival. It’s so rewarding to see the store bustling with students and families who are excited about making music. With the registration deadline fast approaching, you may be wondering about some of the benefits of participating in a festival like ours. Read on to learn more about this event and what your students can gain from it!  Benefits of Music Festival Participation Improvement in... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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Who was Doretta Steinway?

Doretta Steinway (b. March 14, 1827 in Sessen, Germany; d. March 17, 1900, in New York City) was the elder sister of William Steinway and the mother of Henry Ziegler, successor to Theodore Steinway as the innovator in piano design at Steinway & Sons. She was an important figure in both family life and business life of the Steinway family. The following information has been compiled from William Steinway's diary . It has been provided by the Smithsonian Institute and can be found... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Am I Ready for the First Day of Music Class?

As summer is drawing to a close, many of us are mentally gearing up for the school year to begin. In our last blog , we talked about some of the intellectual, social, and emotional benefits of participating in school music. To follow up with that line of thinking, there are also some practical aspects you need to consider if you’re planning to participate in school music. Just like we want to make sure we have new clothes and shoes for the first day of school, we need to make sure... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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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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