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Jun 22 2017

Summer Piano Recital

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

Big thanks to everyone who participated and came to watch our summer piano recital last night! Also a huge shout out to our teachers Eric Elias and Grant Beale for arranging the recital. We love providing a place where students and parents can play a... Read Article


Apr 25 2017

Transcribing Songs and Solos- Free Guitar Workshop

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

Free yourself from your over dependence on TABS! Sure, we all need some instant gratification in our quest to improve on guitar and that means for most of us, finding tabs to learn solos and songs. Transcribing will vastly improve your playing by tra... Read Article


Apr 06 2017

Guitar Master Class: The CAGED System For Guitar

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

Highlights from last night's workshop on the CAGED system for guitar. To get the most out of your guitar playing, you need to have a deep understanding of the fretboard. Did you know that the guitar was laid out in a logical fashion? Once yo... Read Article


Mar 16 2017

Free Guitar Workshop Series- Understanding And Using The CAGED System For Guitar

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

The CAGED system is a method of fretboard organization based on five familiar open chord shapes that can be used in any style of music. It allows one to visualize any chord all over the neck and know its interval structure. It also provides a sys... Read Article


Feb 24 2017

Free Beginner Acoustic Guitar Group Class

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

Macri School Of Music is excited to offer a free beginner acoustic guitar group class! Every student will learn about the composition of a guitar, chords, techniques on strumming and picking and finally learn a song.   Topics Include: ... Read Article


Feb 02 2017

Harmony And Chord Progression Workshop

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

A big thanks for all the students who showed up to last nights "Harmony and Chord Progression Workshop" and making it a big success. Some of the topics covered last night included:  Principles Of Western Harmony Understanding a... Read Article


Jan 27 2017

Finalist For Mommy Poppins "Best Place to Learn How to Play an Instrument"

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

We are honored to be a finalist for the 2017 "Best Place to Learn How to Play an Instrument" in the Mommy Poppins Connecticut bestie awards.   Macri School Of Music is honored by this recognition. Our instructors always maintai... Read Article


May 12 2016

Voted Number One In CTNow Readers Poll

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

Thank You to all the students, parents, friends and teachers that support the Macri School Of Music everyday. We are #1 in the 2016 CTNow Best Of Hartford Poll for "Best Place To Take Music Lessons" because of your support and dedication to... Read Article


May 06 2016

Guitar Repairs

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

Macri School Of Music is proud to announce the addition of one of Connecticut's top luthier for guitar repairs. With over 35 years of full time experience he will be able to handle any job from electronics and setup work, to heat treatment on war... Read Article


Nov 15 2015

Piano Recital

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

A huge thanks to all the students who participated in last nights piano recital. Everybody's performance was absolutely fantastic and we're very proud of the hard work you put into your music! Some highlights from the evening's events wer... Read Article


Sep 08 2015

Ukulele Lessons

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

Macri School of Music is now offering ukulele lessons! Our beginner’s ukulele private lessons are designed for the complete beginner. Children are welcome to join this level, as you will immediately learn basic chords and reading tabs to sta... Read Article


Aug 06 2015

The Importance Of Music Lessons

Posted in: Music News And Tips

Music enhances the development of learning by synchronized engagement of senses, muscles, and intellect. School age students of music and the arts have higher grades, better standardized test scores on the verbal and math portions of the SAT, bett... Read Article


Aug 02 2015

How To Construct A Practice Routine

By: Scott Gilliam

Posted in: Music News And Tips

What should I practice? It's such an expansive question and the answer is sometimes hard to quantify. In order to play an instrument there has to be a certain amount of technique one has to acquire before music can be made. Depending on the instr... Read Article


Jul 25 2015

Tips For Practicing Guitar

Posted in: Music News And Tips

Any successful musician will tell you that in order to accelerate in your craft, you should continually practice. Here are some tips to consider during your practice session. 1.) Create A Schedule. Set up a practice curriculum for yourself. T... Read Article


Jul 10 2015

Welcome To Macri School Of Music's Blog

By: Frank Macri

Posted in: Music News And Tips

Welcome to the Macri School of Music blog. Our mission is to provide valuable information that will help you become a more knowledgeable and skilled musician. This blog covers a variety of subjects including rock, jazz, and the blues – in addit... Read Article


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