Students of All Ages: Creating a Community

An Interview by Malini Bartels (Music District Utility Player) with Elvin Holderfield (Music District Piano Instructor) A good music teacher fosters a creative space open to all genres of music and people of all backgrounds. Recently, the Music District sat down with piano instructor, Elvin Holderfield, and asked a few questions about teaching out of … Continued

Volunteering is Just a Way of Living

“Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” It’s a proven fact that participating in something you believe in (whether paid or not) can help reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. But, is it possible that volunteer work can also … Continued

A Bowl By Any Other Name…

…would not sound the same. I’m so impressed with all the different ways music is enjoyed in our space. I often witness hands-on interactive experiences and see the wonderment on faces of all ages. Learning how to create sound where there was silence – it’s something instruments are known and created for. We sometimes take … Continued

The Sound of Overcoming Obstacles

We often choose to push-aside the things we are afraid to talk about. So, allow me to talk about it. On Tuesday, October 3rd, my 11-year-old daughter and I attended the Gaelynn Lea event at the Music District. We decided to drive across town and listen to her, not because she won the 2016 NPR … Continued