Entries by Jill Cole

How to Get Help Paying Your Pricey GMAT Fees

The Graduate Management Admission Test, better known as the GMAT, is a computer-based standardized test that is typically required for admission into graduate management programs (such as an MBA) at colleges and universities across the United States. This test is not a measure of intelligence or business skills. Instead, it assesses skills that are considered [...]

How Often Should You Tune a Piano?

Just as you go to the doctor for check-ups from time to time, your piano needs maintenance and care throughout its life. You may notice, especially if you have a keen ear or a tendency to sing along with your practice, that your piano drops in pitch, particularly during the summer and winter months. This [...]

Country Music in Los Angeles: Where to Listen, Play, and Two-Step

If you live and breathe country music, you’re not alone. The booming industry caters to plenty of talented popular artists who always have something new to contribute. Places like Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas, and Kentucky are best known for their love of country, but as an LA resident, you’re not out of luck. You have plenty [...]

The 5 Best Piano bars Los Angeles Has to Offer

If you’re studying to be a musician of any kind yourself — whether you’re an aspiring professional or a talented and enthusiastic amateur — nights out that involve live music are probably high on your wish-list. And if you like to combine your musical socializing with food and drink, venues with smaller instrumental ensembles, such [...]

5 Tricks for Solving Algebra Word Problems

When you’re solving algebra word problems, it’s smart to have a plan of attack ready to follow. Solving word problems may seem difficult, but when you read through the problem and can figure out what the specific equation is, it’s no harder than a regular algebra problem. Here are some tips for getting a solid [...]

Concerts in New York: Inside the Classical Music Scene

From Brahms, Bach, and Beethoven to Mozart, Haydn, and Schubert, every classical music lover has their favorites. Not every city has a vibrant classical music scene, but if you’re lucky enough to live in the Big Apple, you’re residing in one of the most famous classical music scenes in the world. Whether it’s concerts in [...]

5 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction

Imagine transporting yourself into another time — pretty cool right? This is exactly what readers get to do with the historical fiction genre. If you’re interested in trying your hand at writing historical fiction, here are some tips for creating that immersive experience for your readers. 1. Define Your Time Period You may have an [...]

The Best Piano Competitions for Young Pianists in 2015

Are you considering entering your budding pianist into a piano competition? There are an array of competitions to choose from across the U.S., many offering the opportunity to compete against top performers from around the globe. All-Ages Piano Competitions Across the U.S.: Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition – Seattle, WA Competing in May (preliminary) [...]

How to Become a Piano Technician | Skills and Demands

If you have a natural curiosity for how things work, then you’ve probably spent more than a few moments’ thought on not just the general maintenance of your piano, but also piano tuning. Unlike a string instrument, where a few pegs allow you to tune your instrument, piano tuning requires a professional. What Does a [...]