Category Archives: News & Updates

Make A Forever Memory

Let’s create something together! 

$150 Recording Gift

  • Good for 2 hours of recording time. Includes engineer, recording time, editing, and mixing/mastering.

With the holidays full swing ahead, we are opening up the recording studio to record student performances. Here are some examples on how you could use your studio gift certificate:

  1. You can use this time to sing or perform over a pre-recorded track.
  2. You can record a solo performance of any instrument.
  3. You can record an original song.
  4. You can create an arrangement with our staff musicians.

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Fully Digest New Information.

Properly digesting new material is integral to mastery of technique, rhythm & harmony, and boosting creativity. 

Just like when eating a meal, it is in your best interest to chew the food thoroughly before you swallow. This helps your body efficiently absorb nutrients.

What happens when you try to swallow too big of a bite before you chew? What happens when you aren’t done swallowing and you put more food in?


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What’s the Difference in Hearing and Listening?

Are you listening to what you are doing when you practice/play? Or are you just hearing?


I ask students this question often, and they get a blank look on their face. Deep down, they really know the answer to the question, and are coming to the realization that they have not been listening to what they are doing.

Listening is simply PAYING ATTENTION to what you are hearing. 

Master your techniques, fretboard, and keyboard memorization with laser focus so you can divert all of your mental energy to listening to what you are playing.

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Life Changing Gift

Hello NAMS family! I wanted to extend my deepest gratitude for your continued support at NAMS. We are still here sharing the gift of music in Frisco, TX because of you. This facility is meant to be a safe place for you. A shelter of some sorts from the outside world. Here, we hope you feel accepted, encouraged, and free to explore your creative gifts. We hope your kids feel this when they walk through our doors or interact with their instructor.

This kind of educational and creative work is rooted deep in community, and deep in the long game of personal development. We can only succeed with the support of this community, which means we can only succeed with your support.

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NAMSgiving 2019

Dear my dear NAMS fam!

I want to personally invite you to the biggest event of our semester here at NAMS. On October 27th, we will be hosting our annual NAMSgiving event. If you haven’t been to one of these events in the past, we’d love to catch you up, invite you out, and ask you to join in on the fun.

NAMSgiving started as a way to merge the best of our school’s student performers, the best staff bands and artists, and the best performers directly involved in our community. The vision is simple.. get everyone together for one beautiful event. We host this event around Thanksgiving each year, and it’s our way to celebrate our accomplishments, enjoy our time together, and most importantly… GIVE!

We live in a self-consumed world. Most folks are trying to up their game, get better at their own skills, elevate their career… etc.. NAMSgiving is a way to flip the script. Let’s all join in under one roof and support a cause beyond one self.

For our giving function this year, we are going to donate the proceeds from NAMSgiving to hurricane relief efforts. We have direct community members whose family and friends were destroyed by the recent disaster. It’s going to take years and years to start to rebuild what was already there. We are excited to do our part to raise awareness and resource for the areas that need it most.

Furthermore, I’m excited for staff and students to mix. My dream is for parents and students alike to be able to listen, hear, and study the folks that teach at our school. We will see many talented bands, acts, and artists. Don’t sleep on this!

As the event comes closer, we will unveil more details, perks, and prizes for attending. This is an open invite for all friends and family. Let’s pack the place out and celebrate the act of living and giving.

Hope to see you there!

-Levi Bradford

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NAMS Guiding Principles

Did you know ???? that NAMS established 5 guiding principles to help us filter each and every decision through? We did this almost 6 years ago and they have guided us well as we have adapted and changed with the progress of time. If you are ever faced with a tough decision, run it through these principles and let them guide your path.

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