THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

THE J. W. PEPPER BLOG | DELIVERING MUSIC SINCE 1876

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5 Tips from Pros on Making Music at Home

More time at home means more time to practice and create music. But keeping motivated, organized, and stress-free can be challenging. That is when...

The Year of Beethoven: How to Help Students Understand Musical Genius

There’s no shortage of ways to celebrate the upcoming 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday in December 2020. Numerous special events are planned around the...

20+ Surefire Ways to Warm Up Your Choir

What types of warm-up exercises do you use for your choir rehearsals? The answer to this question can take on myriad forms depending on...

Back to School: Tips from Teachers

J.W. Pepper talked to current and former teachers during one of our summer workshops to get some ideas for starting the school year right. Here...

How to Practice Music Effectively

There’s an old joke that just about every musician has heard that starts, “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The punch line, of...

Teaching Music to Deaf Students

As a musician and a person who deals with both the music business and the deaf world, I assumed, as many people do, that...

Mixing Live Sound

Here are a few handy tips and some basic information on what goes into setting up and mixing live sound: A "mix" is created...