HARRY POTTER AND THE MAGIC OF YOUR CHILD by Kevin Taylor

    When the Harry Potter books began to appear I had no interest in them. However, I had never seen such a phenomenon of mass interest in reading among kids. The fever reminded me of when Elvis hit the scene back in the 50’s and the Beatles in the 60’s. But...

Pokeman Go Practice

POKEMAN GO PRACTICE By Kevin Taylor      Many Childbloom parents have discovered that having time to practice during the summer doesn’t guarantee practice. There is nothing inherently motivating about having a lot of time on your hands. Hands just have more time to be...

Blog – Practice Fables

6 FABLES OF PRACTICE By Kevin Taylor As many of you parents know, the issue of home practice is a thorny one. Taming the music monster is not easy in this day and age of recreational screen time, social media and the distractions of the 21st century. Since I’ve been...

Playing Guitar and Learning to be a Musician

Several weeks ago I had a young student in a class of four whose head really looked like it was going to explode. I had set an assignment for the class to learn a new tune. They all did it – except for this one 8 year old student. Now he wasn’t a slacker....

The Month School Ends

IDEAS FOR THE SUMMER Music has the ability to accompany all aspects of our lives. Not only have I performed music for christenings, brisses, weddings, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, governmental gatherings, private dinners, and various and sundry celebrations, I have...