DuBaldo Music Center’s 70th Anniversary Celebration – 2023 – The “Platinum” Anniversary

The year 2023 will be a major milestone for DuBaldo Music Center, marking 70 years in business! We have several special things in the works for our 70th Anniversary Celebration, from customized gift-ware and memorabilia to exclusively optioned instruments and much more! Stay tuned for the official announcements in late 2022, or sign-up to our…

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Solid-Body vs. Hollow-Body Electric Guitars

Whether you’re searching for your first electric guitar or considering an upgrade, you have two general choices. A solid-body guitar, which is typically considered more rock and blues-oriented, or a hollow-body, seen most frequently in jazz music. The hybrid semi-hollow body acts as a midpoint between these two. Based on your style of playing and…

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When Should You Rent a Musical Instrument?

If you’re interested in learning to play an instrument or your child needs one to practice for the school band, consider a rental program. DuBaldo Music Center offers a starting point if you’re not ready to make the financial investment of purchasing an instrument. Here’s what you should consider. Benefits of Instrument Rental Programs Generally…

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Benefits of Music Lessons

Mastering a new skill can be challenging. If you or your child are interested in learning to play an instrument, music lessons can help keep you motivated and on the track to success. Turn to the experts at DuBaldo Music Center! Our experienced and friendly teachers can help you reach your goals. Here are a…

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The Anatomy of Drums

Do you play the drums or are interested in learning? Whether you have years of experience or none at all, drumming is known to have a positive impact on our lives. Expressing yourself through music can ease anxiety! Before starting to play, you should familiarize yourself with the different pieces comprising a drum set. Here…

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Instrument Care Guide: Clarinet

Have you recently started playing the clarinet? This beautiful woodwind instrument is played by a wide variety of people, from students to professional jazz musicians! There are many different types of clarinets with the most common being the B-flat and Bass clarinets. No matter the type of clarinet, it’s important to take care of the instrument…

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How the Brain Reacts to Music

Over the years, research has shown how much music can affect us on emotional and physical levels. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure and body pain. It can also improve sleep quality, mood, alertness and memory! Do you ever wonder what happens in your head while listening to your favorite song? There are…

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Music Lesson Myths

Many people dream of playing an instrument successfully. Perhaps while listening to your favorite band on the radio or catch a live concert, you feel inspired to try. If you have a love for music and want to learn to play an instrument, music lessons might be your next step!  Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions…

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Motivation Strategies to Practice Music

Practice makes perfect! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned musician, regularly playing your instrument is important to become a better musician. However, finding the motivation to sit down and play can sometimes be difficult. Here are a few strategies to help you!  Start a Routine A practice schedule is one easy way to set aside time to play. If you don’t feel like practicing one…

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Instrument Care Guide: Flute

Did you finally get your own flute? Congratulations! Before you start playing, it’s important to know how to care for an instrument. Proper maintenance can help prevent damage and keep your flute in top playing condition.  The flute is a beautiful woodwind instrument with many parts that need attention. Here are a few tips on…

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