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  • Virtual Keyboard Fest is Happening Soon! Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    Today's blog is all about our Fall 2020 Virtual Keyboard Festival. This year's Keyboard Fest is sure to be one for the books! Students won't want to miss this exciting opportunity to sh...
  • Sheet Music for October Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Welcome back to our Print Music Preview for the month of October. Read below to see what's hot off the press for sheet music now and get a head start on your Holiday sheet music shopping! Pian...
  • Digital Pianos vs. Acoustic Pianos Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Today's blog comes from guest contributor Chris Senner of KeyboardKraze.com . KeyboardKraze is a blog that reviews all things keyboards and music industry related. On his website, you ...
  • Picking the Right Drum Practice Pad Saturday, September 12, 2020
    Today's blog is part six in our percussion series. Resident percussion specialist Alan Compton walks us through how to choose the best practice pad for your needs. Today, I'd like to ...
  • Picking the Right Tambourine Friday, September 11, 2020
    Today's blog is part five in our percussion series. Resident percussion specialist Alan Compton walks us through how to choose the best tambourine. At some point, every percussion student...
  • Picking the Right Triangle Thursday, September 3, 2020
    Today's blog is part four in our percussion series. Resident percussion specialist Alan Compton walks us through how to choose the best triangle. Choosing a triangle for yourself or for y...
  • September Print Music Preview Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    September Sheet Music Selections In today's blog, we're reviewing newly released sheet music titles for the month of September. If you're interested in any of these,  call  o...
  • Top 5 Reasons You Should Clean Your Instrument Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    Why You Should Regularly Clean and Maintain Your Instrument In today's blog, we'll be reviewing the 5 most important reasons to clean and maintain your instrument.  1. Hygiene ...
  • How to Set Up a Drum and Bell Kit Saturday, August 8, 2020
    Welcome to Amro Music! Today's blog is part three in our percussion series. Our resident percussion specialist and director services representative, Alan Compton, walks us through&...
  • The Latest COVID-19 Research for Music Programs Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Normally during this time of year, students are finishing up summer camps, parents are shopping for last-minute school supplies, and teachers are preparing their lessons for the upcoming year. But as...

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Clean Your Instrument

Why You Should Regularly Clean and Maintain Your Instrument In today's blog, we'll be reviewing the 5 most important reasons to clean and maintain your instrument.  1. Hygiene Even with the best personal hygiene habits, some scientists estimate that we have around 1,500 bacteria living on each square centimeter of our skin! Additionally, the human mouth contains even more than that! Since all musical instruments involve your hands, mouth, or both, it's vitally... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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The Latest COVID-19 Research for Music Programs

Normally during this time of year, students are finishing up summer camps, parents are shopping for last-minute school supplies, and teachers are preparing their lessons for the upcoming year. But as we all know, this has not been a normal year. We have faced many ups and downs as we try to figure out "the new normal." For music students in particular, many questions have been raised and few have been answered about the impact of COVID-19 on returning to band or orchestra. It is... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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How to Change the Top and Bottom Heads on a Snare Drum

Changing the Heads on a Concert Snare Welcome to Amro Music! Today's blog is part two in our percussion series. We will cover the steps for changing the heads on both the batter side and the snare side of a concert snare drum. Our first section covers the top head. If you're already familiar with this process, you can skip down to the steps for chaning the bottom head here . Changing the Top Head on a Concert Snare Our resident percussion specialist, Alan Compton, walks... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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How to Change a Marching Snare Drum Head

How Do You Change the Head on a Marching Snare Drum? Welcome to Amro Music! We're launching a percussion series on our blog, so stay tuned for more articles in the series! On today's blog, we'll explore the steps to changing the head on a marching snare drum. Alan Compton, Director Services Representative and percussion specialist walks us through the process of changing a drum head on the top side or batter side of a marching snare drum. Materials You Will... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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