stopwatchLooking for ways to create more time in your life so that you can actually practice all the things you have been learning in your lessons?

Think you don’t have enough time in your life to even consider taking music lessons right now?

The #1 excuse for stopping lessons is “I don’t have enough time to practice.”

Yes, that’s right. I used the word excuse because honestly, you make time for the things that are important to you in life.

If you were booked all day and your favorite celebrity called last minute to come over to your house for lunch or dinner, I bet you would find a way to rearrange your whole day so that you could make time for this meeting, right?

I know I would!

Using the excuse, “I don’t have enough time.” is just a way of letting someone know they are not the priority right now.

If you really want to learn to play an instrument or sing, it does take time, but probably not as much time as you think,

I Need An Hour To Practice EVERY Day – FALSE!

Most students and parents believe that you need to be able to practice 1 hour a day every day. Some students are able to do that and I applaud that. But, if you are like me, you’re lucky if you can get in 10-15 minutes.

And that’s absolutely fine!

Lauren, you’re crazy, right? What can I get done in 15 minutes?

Actually, you can get quite a lot done in 15 minutes and imagine if you practice 15 minutes 3-4 times a week. Yep, not even every day.

As you can imagine, running multiple music schools, I am a VERY busy person. I’m lucky I get to eat some days, never mind practice and workout. But let me tell you a personal story that happened to me.

Last year, over the course of 12 months, I lost 15lbs with very minimal “effort”. How did I do it? By promising myself that I would dedicate 15 minutes 3-4 times each week to working out when I got up in the morning. I also made some small dietary changes and the results added up over the course of a year.

The same exact thing happens with learning music.

Results are cumulative and compound over time. They do not happen all at once. 

Dedicate 15-minutes 3-4 times each week to practicing your instrument, you will see massive results over the course of the year. Create a schedule for yourself or your child. Parents, it’s great to make practice time a part of homework time. Even if you only improve my 2.5% each week, you will see a 10% improvement by the end of the month and a 120% improvement by the end of the year.

Small steps add up to BIG results.

Give this a try for one week. Make a real commitment to making a lifestyle change that will last for a long time. It’s amazing what you can get done in 15 minutes. Just see how much you or your child will improve over the course of a month. As you see bigger and better results, do not be surprised if you or your child actually starts practicing longer because they want to, not because they have to.

The more you enjoy the process of learning and see the results of your efforts, the more you will want to put into it.

If you are really having trouble getting enough time with your instrument each week, or you feel like you are fighting your child to practice all the time, then you need to participate in our musicianship programs. These are 45-minute classes that happen each week that allow students to work on further developing the concepts they are learning in their lessons. If you can’t make the commitment on your own, we will hold you accountable to getting the results you want.

By coming twice a week, we guarantee you will see improvements in your progress from week to week and parents, you’ll no longer have to nag children about their practice time. Let us do it for you 🙂

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“Jayleanna now enjoys singing in front of large crowds which before she started taking lessons she never did. She has definitely come out of her shell thanks to singing lessons.

My daughter Jayleanna, age 8, has been studying vocal lessons since January of 2014 so only 3 months. I invested money in her taking lessons because I thought I was being biased when I would say she has a great voice but then others started telling me the same. Jayleanna now enjoys singing in front of large crowds which before she started taking lessons she never did. She has definitely come out of her shell thanks to singing lessons.

LB Music School is the first place Jayleanna has

taken lessons and I have emailed Lauren prior to just let her know we are so happy. Her teacher shows she cares for Jayleanna. I hear the conversation they have on the recorded CD that she gives me each lesson. She will ask about school and what she planning to do, her siblings ect. which of course as a mom makes me feel good that she not only cares about the music lesson she really wants to know my daughter .

I would for sure say that my investment is worth it. Who is worth more to invest in if not your child? I have already put the word out that LB Music School by far is a great place for children to attend for lessons. Jayleanna auditioned for the Disney channel and out of 100 children was asked to come back for a call back. She then auditioned again and only 4 children were called back and Jayleanna was one of them. She sang 2 songs for the producers and we are very excited as her family to see where this takes her. As I know one day she will be on TV. We will owe it to all her supporters including everyone at LB Music. We couldn’t be happier with everyone at LB Music School.”

Jayleanna's Mom

Singing Lessons

“If you want to improve, you’re going to improve faster if you take lessons.

I’ve been playing guitar for over 20 years but I really haven’t improved much, so I decided to get some professional help…it’s been a great experience for me. If you want to improve, you’re going to improve faster if you take lessons. You can always go on the web and look things up and learn things, but your rate of improvement is going to improve if you have somebody watching you and guiding you through what you’re doing. It’s a really good investment if you are looking to step up your game and become a better player.”

Todd

Guitar Lessons

“I can now play songs from start to finish. I understand the different parts of a song and I am able to read music to help me understand certain parts of playing. I am able to ask questions where I could not without lessons.

I have been a music lover for many years. I retired 5 years ago and bought a drum set as I have always wanted to learn how to play the drums. I self taught myself for about 2 years before I was encouraged to start taking lessons. I finally decided to take lessons because I needed the professional to get me to the next level.

I can  now play songs from start to finish. I understand the different parts of a song and I am able to read music to help me understand certain parts of playing. I am able to ask questions where I could not without lessons. Mostly when I play music on the drums I am able to perfect what I am playing to the point of playing correctly.

This is my first time taking lessons at a music school. I started with half hour every other week and have made the investment of one hour every week because I learned so much but found a half hour was not enough time in one sitting for me. I was eager to learn more because my instructor is very patient. He understands how to get the most out of me each week by pushing my skill level but doesn’t make it so difficult that I cannot handle it. He sends me home with work to practice every week to increase my talent. I enjoy practicing the work at home. I spend some portion of every day practicing which is enjoyment to me.

Yes I would definitely recommend this school. I see how far I have come with my drums over the past two years and I also enjoy Lauren the owner as well as the other staff and students I have been friendly with since I have been a student there. Most of all Michael is highly recommended, he is such a musical genius an he enjoys what he does and I see that every time I am there for my lesson.

Peter Barnaby

Peter

Drum Lessons

“Last year I became interested in learning to play the guitar. So, I borrowed my father’s acoustic guitar from the 60s and decided to teach myself. The idea sounded good; however, I was not disciplined enough to do it on my own. I came across LB Music School in Medford during an online search and checked it out. Now THAT was a great idea.

My teacher is a very skillful musician and teacher and has been very patient and encouraging with me and her other music students. She progresses her students well and gives constructive advice in a delicate way. She is very open to feedback to ensure student satisfaction. She provides educational experiences, as well as open mics where students (regardless of level) can perform in front of other students. Thirteen months later, and with my new guitar, I still enjoy learning the guitar at LB Music School. I would highly recommend it to anyone of any age and musical talent level.”

Lauryn

Guitar Lessons

“Prior to taking lessons I knew two songs (poorly) that a friend of mine had showed me. I had no real concept of what I was doing except how to bang on the strings. Now, I have actually been asked by my friends to play!

I have been taking instruction for almost a year and a half now. I decided that if I was really interested in learning guitar I should take a few lessons. After the first lesson, I was hooked!

Prior to taking lessons I knew two songs (poorly) that a friend of mine had showed me. I had no real concept of what I was doing except how to bang on the strings. Now, I have actually been asked by my friends to play! It’s great to break out at parties and be able to play songs that everyone knows and wants to sing along with.

Several months ago I was transferred for my job and had to move to DC. I spent a month going to see three different teachers with zero success. I called LB Music School up and now me and my teacher meet via Skype each week. Her ability to teach and make the lessons fun is amazing and I am very excited that even with our distance she was able to keep instructing me.

Was my investment in lessons worth the time and money? YES!!!! Let me say that again, YES! Signing up for lessons has been a wonderful experience. My instructor takes the time to explain everything, is always prepared, and seems to have somehow tailored her teaching style just for me. My bet is that everyone feels she does that for them.”

Bennett

Guitar Lessons

“After 6 short months I am now playing blues chords and having a ball

About 6 months ago, I decided to finally take up learning to play guitar, which has always been a dream of mine for a number of years. I have always loved all styles of music, but in particular the Blues. After 6 short months I am now playing blues chords and having a ball. My instructor has been great! He has the right combination of skills, technique and the patience to help someone like myself who is taking up this challenge later in life to learn to play guitar. I am so glad that I made this decision and would recommend the LB Music School to anyone.

Brian

Guitar Lessons

“I learned more in my first lesson than I learned in the year that I tried to teach myself! I have been taking a weekly lesson ever since and can’t believe how far I’ve come!

I have been taking guitar lessons at LB Music School for over a year now. When I first got my guitar, I tried for about a year to teach myself – using DVDs, online lessons, and computer tutorials – and after a year, I could still only play about 2 chords. A friend referred me to LB Music School. I learned more in my first lesson than I learned in the year that I tried to teach myself! I have been taking a weekly lesson ever since and can’t believe how far I’ve come! I am much more motivated to practice knowing that I have a scheduled lesson to prepare for, versus when I was trying to learn on my own. I take lessons with Lauren and she is great. She’s very patient and does a good job of teaching songs/techniques at a variety of skill levels. LB Music School also offers extras, like open mic nights for students and opportunities to play with an actual band. I would recommend LB Music School for anyone who is interested in learning how to play guitar (even if you’ve never picked one up!) or who wants to hone their skills.

Sari

Guitar Lessons

“I am reliving my youth when I practice guitar and I feel successful at it now. I would highly recommend LB Music School.

My daughter began taking both singing and guitar lesson two years ago from LB Music School and is making incredible progress. Soon after my daughter, then 10, began lessons, I decided to “go for it” and try lessons myself. I looked for another teacher not wanting to “cloud the line” between my daughter’s goal to be a professional and mine to just have fun with it. The other teacher was competent, but I felt I was lacking something in my strumming on the guitar. After a couple of years, I saw how well my daughter was playing in proportion to me. I decided to ask LB Music School to teach me to play guitar.

After a few lessons, I was thrilled at how specific the lessons are and how competent I felt and still feel when I follow the thorough, yet easy steps to learning a song. I’ve learned different strumming patterns, proper hand placement and so much more. Though I may no be Keith Richards or Jimi Hendrix, I am reliving my youth when I practice guitar and I feel successful at it now. I would highly recommend LB Music School. They add the fun element to learning by holding mini showcases and jams with students a few times each year. My daughter loves getting to try out her ‘talents.”

Sal

Guitar Lessons