Author Archives: Elizabeth

Elizabeth Baker is a freelance writer who writes for many journals, magazines and online publications. Her writing is for the young and young at heart, and combines her love of music and education with her observations and experiences.

Book Review: Ready to Read Music

Ready to Read Music Book

I encourage my children to pursue whatever creative dreams they have. They recently each expressed an interest in signing up for piano and guitar lessons. I know their music instructors will guide them along, helping them build a strong foundation in the instrument they choose to play. But I also want to be able to…

Music Instruction Software Review: Music Ace Deluxe

Learn to Read Music with Music Ace Deluxe

Music is very much a part of my family’s everyday life. We have it on in the background as we work or study, we sing along with the radio as we run errands in the car and soothing music in the evening helps set the tone for a restful night. Listening to music transitions us…

How to Teach Kids to Read Music

What do you do when your child comes to you, expressing an interest in learning to read music? If you’re like me, you panic a little on the inside, as this is not a subject you know a great deal about. But I have good news: there are a lot of good products out there…

Practica Musica Review: Music Instruction & Music Education Software

Teach Yourself to Read Music with Practica Musica

When my nine-year-old daughter came to me and expressed an interest in learning how to read music, I knew I was ill equipped to teach her myself. Although I had taken piano lessons for years as a child, my music theory skills were basically non-existent. I turned to a friend who was a music teacher…