Meet Kelsey Legore

Music Works Iowa is trilled to announce a new face around the studio. Kelsey Legore joins Music Works Iowa this summer as additional piano instructor, though her years as a choral conductor and classroom teacher will bring many opportunities for collaboration and partnering with our other studios. Best of all, Kelsey is a fun personContinue reading “Meet Kelsey Legore”

On-Demand vs 24 hour Access

Since Netflix came into popularity as a streaming service, businesses have wrestled with the Cable vs Netflix model. Should you offer 24 hour access (subscription) or should you offer on-demand services? But let’s go back one step further: Originally it was Cable vs. Blockbuster. Back another step: Originally it was Cable vs. Antenna. And backContinue reading “On-Demand vs 24 hour Access”

So what do virtual lessons look like?

Prior to March 2020, I had taught exactly 3 virtual lessons. I (falsely) was under the impression that virtual lessons were inferior to in-person lessons. And then Covid. And lock-down. And stay-at-home. Suddenly virtual lessons seemed like a very good option. Having had 23 months to perfect the process, virtual lessons look like this: IContinue reading “So what do virtual lessons look like?”

MWI to offer Introductory Voice Classes!

Introductory Vocal Classes The Introductory Vocal Class is for young singers who love to sing. Classes are a wonderful introduction to vocal music. The classes are small (5 students max) and include singing and movement and most importantly – FUN. Each week we explore the voice and discover musical concepts in a fun, inclusive, play-basedContinue reading “MWI to offer Introductory Voice Classes!”

What do students need for virtual lessons?

Lots of students are nervous about virtual lessons because they don’t know what they will need to do to set them up. If you’re in that boat, this post is for you! In short, you will need a piano/keyboard, a computer/tablet/phone, and internet access. That’s it! Easy Peasy! All of the info below is optimizationContinue reading “What do students need for virtual lessons?”

So what do in-person lessons look like?

With all the hub-bubloo about virtual lessons, people may wonder, “What do in-person lessons look like?” Surely they look like a little old grandmother, down the street, that gives out cookies at every lesson. Maybe they look like the mean music teacher that whacks your hand with a ruler when you drop out of properContinue reading “So what do in-person lessons look like?”

What to look for in a PIANO

So you’re in the market for a piano to start piano lessons or to upgrade from your existing piano or keyboard? Here’s some buying tips for purchasing a piano. Piano or keyboard? See this previous post. TYPES of PIANOS Broadly speaking, pianos come in three forms: spinet, upright, or grand pianos. See the differences here.Continue reading “What to look for in a PIANO”