Entries by L Mecca

First Musical Instrument

So you want to choose a “first musical instrument” for a child, but you don’t know where to start. Here are some tips for finding the perfect first instrument for a preschool or elementary age child. 1) What’s your budget? If $50 is the most you can spend, consider a well cared for used instrument […]

Paul’s Epiphany

Paul was a difficult child. He hated school. He was not interested in sports or music. He couldn’t read well or do math. He lived in the fog of childhood and cartoons. I didn’t know what to do and neither did any of his teachers. I signed him up for soccer, arranged tennis lessons, hired […]

It All Started When…

I went to my first ukulele performance in Russell about five years ago at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel, a lovely restored Victorian edifice situated along the waterfront. Uke at the Duke! All on his own, my business partner, Ed Ackman, inspired about twenty adults in our small community to learn how to play a […]