March 29, 2020

We are living in uncertain times. Because of COVID-19, many people are in shelter-in-place indefinitely. Our circumstances change each day, and it is difficult to predict what may happen. In times like these, music truly becomes a bonding force. We are united by the pr...

February 17, 2020

Most music students will have to complete some sort of an audition throughout their musical careers, whether it be for college, and honors ensemble, or just an in-school seating audition. The thought of an audition can give someone a lot of anxiety, often because they...

December 31, 2019

To many kids my age, life revolves around pop culture, but in many different formats. Whether it’s the new Star Wars movie that has you hooked on Baby Yoda memes or playing Fortnite with friends, it impacts everyone in a different way. For me, it’s a wide variety of mu...

December 20, 2019

The holiday season is upon us, and the holidays are filled with music! Since I’ve been hearing lots of music (albeit, Christmas music) all month, I’ve decided to reflect on a few reasons why music is important to me.

Passion and Balance

Even though I am primarily interes...

Recently I got the chance to talk with music student Zachary Miller and learn why he loves playing music. Read my interview with him to find out more!

Q: Where do you go to school?

A: I go to Council Rock High School South. 

Q: What instrument(s) do you play?

A: I play Cla...

August 5, 2019

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Antigua, Guatemala to work at a nonprofit organization called Sueños. Sueños is an after-school program for disadvantaged children started by a Philadelphian, Katie Korsyn. The mission of Sueños is to combat drop-out rates...

June 16, 2019

Happy summer! Summer means no school, spending time with friends, beach days, and of course, spending a lot of time on the couch doing nothing. However, while there’s nothing wrong with relaxing a little after a tiring school year, it's always good to get in some extra...

February 6, 2019

We're so excited to let you all know that Positive Notes was awarded a $10,000 dollar grant from the McLean Contributionship! The following article was aired in the press:

Positive Notes, a student-run project of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County, was recently awarded...

January 3, 2019

The new year is upon us, and perhaps you have made a new year’s resolution that is extremely popular with musicians: to practice more!

But what’s the point of practicing if it isn’t effective? Here are some tips to ensure that your practice time is well-spent:

  1. Get a...

We're all wishing you a happy Halloween here at Positive Notes. Hopefully you'll get the chance to listen to some Halloween music today! From spooky songs like Bobby Pickett's Monster Mash and Michael Jackson's Thriller to the suspenseful trills of horror movies, music...

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