Entries by Jill Cole

When’s the Right Age to Start Voice Lessons?

Does your son or daughter love to sing? If you’re wondering when to start voice lessons, you’re not alone. Singing in the car or in front of the mirror is fun, but a professional teacher can take your child far! Here, online voice teacher Atalia M. shares her advice…   As a voice teacher, one of [...]

What Tempo Should You Practice Piano Scales At?

Ready to practice your piano scales? Break out that metronome and consider this advice from online piano teacher Crystal B… When it comes to practicing piano scales, the subject of tempo always comes up. Many students are unsure of what tempo scales should be practiced, and the truth of the matter is, the answer will [...]

In-Person, Online, or DIY: What’s the Best Way to Learn Guitar?

The guitar is a beautiful instrument which lends itself flawlessly to expression and creativity. Adaptable and versatile, it allows the intent and emotion of the artist to flow through it, AND it’s easy to begin. After learning only a few easy chords you can not only play songs, but write them! Once you get the [...]

5 Things to Know Before Buying a Used Guitar

If you’re in the market for an inexpensive guitar, you’ve probably noticed there are many, many used guitars for sale. How do you find a great guitar and avoid the lemons? Follow this guide from guitar teacher James W. and you’ll be on your way to finding the perfect new-used guitar… Buying a used guitar [...]

How Much Are Drum Lessons for Kids?

Think you’ve got a burgeoning Tony Williams jamming over there in his bedroom? Playing the drums offers a lot more than the obvious fun factor. Learning how to play an instrument like the drums has many benefits, including increasing your child’s creativity, ability to focus, and coordination. If you’re thinking of booking lessons for your son or [...]

How Much Are Drum Lessons? 4 Factors That Affect the Cost

When you want to start beginning drum lessons, you’ll find a variety of prices depending on a few factors. While the average price for a half hour lesson can range from $15 to $40, you might not be able to find a private drum lesson instructor at either end of the range. Some of the [...]

How Much Are Violin Lessons for Kids?

Think you could be the parent of a budding Vivaldi? Learning to play the violin is an intricate activity, requiring the appropriate guidance. You may be concerned about the pricing of a violin instruction for your child due to the complexity of the art. Though you may want to start your child on lessons right [...]

Should Drummers Focus On Just One Style or Genre?

If you’re new to the drums, should you focus on drum music from one particular genre — or explore several different styles? Here, Decatur, GA teacher Paul S. shares his advice…   It’s a thrilling time to be a musician, let alone a drummer. 2015 will continue to reveal the trend of a brave new world, a world [...]

7 Easy Country Songs to Play on the Guitar

Country fans, grab your guitars and start strumming! Guitar teacher David G. made this round up of easy country songs to play on the guitar just for you… In the modern music era, country music has become widely popular among all ages of listeners more than any time before in music history. One of the main [...]

3 Alternate Tunings Every Guitarist Should Try

Did you know tuning your guitar a different way can open up tons of new possibilities in your playing? Guitar teacher James W. shares three of the most popular alternate guitar tunings you’ll want to explore… It is estimated that singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell created over 58 open tunings for guitar in her quest to create [...]