Birthday SaxHappy Birthday! Not only did I just celebrate my birthday yesterday, but my website is 1 year old this week! I can't believe how far the site has come in this year, and I am also very grateful for all the support of my subscribers and readers. I am so glad that many of you have gotten a lot out of my site and the articles, and your comments and support have inspired me to continue on my journey to help musicians and students enjoy music for a lifetime.

Here's links to learn how to play Happy Birthday:

Trumpet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmYAeD6UqW4&feature=share&list=PLJq095_R0rzTnoYCXrSSaKdAqr6OXHoyM

Alto Sax: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13zjhwhsgfk&list=PLJq095_R0rzTnoYCXrSSaKdAqr6OXHoyM&feature=share&index=2

Tenor Sax: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqBKRgkqN1I&feature=share&list=PLJq095_R0rzTnoYCXrSSaKdAqr6OXHoyM&index=3


Here's some of my favorite posts from this past year, in case you missed them. Please spread the love and share them on your social networks. Also add a comment to keep the conversation going. We all learn from each other.

From my very first post: 6 Thoughts for Choosing the Right Musical Instrument for Your Child

to my latest post: 6 More Thoughts for Choosing the Right Musical Instrument for Your Child

and everything in between:

Are we stressing kids out with too many after-school activities?

Tips to get your child to practice

7 Tips for Teachers to Get Today's Students to Practice More

Playing Songs by Ear Vs. Reading; Which is Better for Instrumentalists?

Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting on my articles. Here's to another year of making music great for everyone!

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