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Meditations on Moving From Guitar Playing to Banjo Playing

If you play guitar, chances are you’ve been intrigued by the thought of playing the banjo as well. However, playing the banjo and the guitar are two different things. It can be done, but it also takes quite a bit of practice. If you are interested in making that transition from guitar playing to banjo …

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Booking Stan Stewart

When you are looking for custom songs, music for ceremonies, or live music for your other events, Stan Stewart brings it all. Check out some of the options on this page and reach out if you want something even more tuned into what you need.

About Stan Stewart

Stan Stewart, improviser and independent musician It takes a lot of preparation to be so spontaneous. Stan Stewart’s journey through life has led him to this point, but he will be the first to admit there were detours along the way. Stan was always making music – some of his earliest memories are of playing …

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6 Ways Composers Can Make Money During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for composers, and even as we move into the recovery period, the live music industry is still finding its footing. If you’re a composer, your income might still be suffering from a lack of work opportunities. But by livestreaming performances, selling sample packs of your music, and …

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Music Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment

How Music Therapy Is Used In Addiction Treatment

Music therapy involves clinical use of musical interventions to achieve therapeutic goals such as overcoming depression and anxiety. It is often used as a tool in inpatient drug rehab centers. In the realm of addiction, music is an evidence-based therapy that is popular in health communities. Research tells us that music therapy, when performed by …

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Stan Stewart NOW

What’s up now? – Stan Stewart

My “now” page was last updated Stuff I’m doing right now includes… The “now” happening list Practicing composing, songwriting, piano, guitar, and singing. I’ve recently completed my opus, “Requiem For a Stranger”. Check out that creative process: the history of the requiem, creating a choir in my studio, the grief that inspired this musical work, and …

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