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The Real School of Music - Blog

Music for Real: Practicing regularly helps to master skills

Posted by Andrew Clark on Mon, May 21, 2012 @ 06:12 PM

Music for Real is a column written for The Burlington Union by instructors from The Real School of Music.

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Tags: practice, Dave Reffett, berklee college of music, the real school of music, Music for Real, beginner drum lessons, snd

Dave Reffett featured on the cover of international guitar magazine

Posted by Andrew Clark on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 @ 19:11 AM

Dave Reffett, instructor here at The Real School of Music, is being featured with George Lynch on the cover of Gitar Plus Magazine. Congratulations, Dave!

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Music for Real: Choosing the right instructor

Posted by Andrew Clark on Mon, Apr 02, 2012 @ 02:06 PM

Music for Real is a weekly column printed by The Burlington Union and written by the faculty at the Real School of Music in Burlington.
This week, Dave Reffett explains how to choose the right instructor. Ultimately, a music school's goal is to not only teach how to play an instrument but to also inspire. 

He says there are three  things to consider when picking a teacher:
  1. Is the teacher qualified?
  2. Does the teacher’s musical style and influences match up with the student's?
  3. Is there good chemistry between the teacher and student?
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Real School's Lydia Harrell Wins Top Spot for Sony Tribute Album!

Posted by Thomas Byrne on Wed, Dec 21, 2011 @ 34:09 AM

BREAKING NEWS: Real School's Lydia Harrell has been selected by Sony Music to headline its upcoming Bob Marley Tribute Album and International Tour! Recording begins in late January, with live performances in South America scheduled for later in 2012. 

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Tags: #realschoolofmusic, voice, faculty, Dave Reffett, berklee college of music, Sony, Lydia Harrell, Real School of Music

Music for Real "Becoming a Drummer for a Band" by Dave Reffett

Posted by Andrew Clark on Tue, Oct 25, 2011 @ 35:04 PM

Have you been taking drum lessons and starting to wonder when you can start playing in a band?

If yes, you can’t miss this chosen column written by Dave Reffett, a member of the guitar faculty at Real School in “Music for Real,” a weekly column published in various community newspapers and on Wicked Local Burlington.

The column was titled "Music for Real: Becoming a drummer for a band."  Dave responded to a question sent by a drum student from Winchester about how long it takes for a beginner to develop the skills needed to play in a beginner band. Dave gave thorough suggestions from necessary equipments to important skills and tips on how to become a better drummer.

Read Dave's column here.

Stay tuned for more interesting posts from Real School faculty and staff!

 If you have music-related questions, please send us a note at info@therealschoolofmusic.com

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