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Our Favorite Music Theory Apps

By Da Capo | Jun 11, 2019 |

There are some really fun and useful theory apps to help with everything from learning note names, to ear training. Here is a list of a few of our favorites! Tenuto This is absolutely our favorite theory app! You can do everything on this one. There is a section for fret board note identification and…

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Congratulations, Nathan!

By Da Capo | May 7, 2019 |

On Saturday, May 4, Nathan McGray performed his first solo guitar recital. He did an amazing job, and he raised $600 for the Kaneland Harter Middle School Band Program! Congratulations, Nathan and thank you to everyone that came out to support him!

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Congratulations, Marcus!

By Da Capo | Mar 18, 2019 |

On Saturday, March 16, Marcus Simbol performed his first solo recital. He did an amazing job, and he raised $1,000 for the Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School Music Department! Thank you to everyone that came out to support Marcus!

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Congratulations Bailey Cates!!

By Da Capo | Oct 16, 2018 |

Bailey won the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition and will perform the Artunian Trumpet Concerto with the orchestra in the spring! Bailey has been a student at Da Capo for over eight years, studying classical guitar and piano, jazz guitar and theory, and she currently studies jazz improvisation with Joel Moore. Bailey…

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Does My Child Need Private Lessons?

By Da Capo | Aug 7, 2018 |

One of the most common questions we are asked is, “why should my child take private lessons if they are already in band or orchestra at school?” Learning to play a musical instrument can be a much more daunting task than a child (or parent) may expect. Here are just a few of the reasons…

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We’re Moving!!

By Da Capo | May 12, 2018 |

We’re moving!!! We can’t believe it’s been almost five years since we moved from the Community Center into our current space. We’ve grown a lot in the last few years, and now we need more space. So, we are moving across the street into the Jewel Shopping Plaza! Our new studio is almost twice the…

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Can Music Help Kids With ADD and ADHD?

By Da Capo | Apr 4, 2018 |

All children process information differently and each has their own unique learning needs. Some even have learning challenges that affect them physically, cognitively, emotionally, or behaviorally. Researchers are finding that music offers the foundational groundwork for countless learning solutions. Music has a unique effect on the brain, which makes it highly effective for increasing cognitive…

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Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Music

By Da Capo | Nov 7, 2017 |

Critical thinking is a term that we hear a lot, but many people don’t really stop to think about what it means or how to use it. In education, critical thinking is a form of learning that goes beyond memorization and recall of facts. It enables students to synthesize information and apply creative thought to…

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Video: House of the Rising Sun – Solo Fingerstyle Guitar

By Da Capo | Oct 24, 2017 |
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