Entries by Megan L.

Moms Vs. Dads: See Who Dances Better

Since time immemorial, human beings have been embarrassed by the way their parents dance. Then, we grow up and become embarrassing parents ourselves. It’s all part of the circle of life. For our Moms versus Dads ultimate dance-off, who better to demonstrate the fine art of parental booty-shaking than Jimmy Fallon. His “Evolution of Dance” [...]

The Best Summer Camps in San Diego

Summer camps are a great way to keep kids involved in learning, playing, and growing while school is out. At camp, kids can spend time with other kids while gaining skills in a favorite sport or hobby. So what are some of the best camps in San Diego? We reached out to a few of [...]

What are the Best Songs to Learn on Piano for Pop & Rock Fans?

Everyone who plays a musical instrument encounters stumbling blocks or hurdles from time to time. From beginners who have spent the last few months perfecting scales and the simple melodies in nursery rhymes all the way to professional musicians who are performing concertos in packed concert halls throughout the country, every piano player experience setbacks [...]

This Sweet Rapping Doctor Will Make You Smile

You probably know that music lessons can make you smarter, but did you know that hearing music also helps with memorization and learning new things? This awesome doctor uses that knowledge to educate his young patient and put a smile on her face. Check it out! Okay, so he’s not the best rapper in the [...]

Lace Up: How to Train Your Voice Like an Athlete

Singers, you’re more like an athlete than you might think. Sound crazy? Here, Los Angeles voice teacher Lorna E. shows how you can train your voice with that in mind… Have you ever thought of signing up for a marathon if you’re the type that gets tired running for five minutes? I’d say most people wouldn’t [...]

Are You Making the Most of Your Violin Practice?

Gifted musicians don’t appear from nowhere fully-formed and ready to take to the concert platform.  For every 45-minute concerto or 90-minute recital you hear, hours of hard work have gone into every note, every phrase, and even how the music is approached, learned, and memorized! It may seem strange to say that proper practice is [...]

18 Benefits of Playing Violin You Might Be Surprised to Hear

The violin is one of the most widely recognized musical instruments among children and adults of all ages. It’s a beautiful instrument, both to look at and to listen to. If you’re thinking about taking violin lessons, be prepared to find benefits in several surprising ways! The benefits of playing violin go far beyond just gaining [...]

TakeLessons Community Shout Outs – Week of 4/14/14

Each week, TakeLessons students and teachers send us their shout outs. We’re thankful to be a part of this positive and thriving community, so we’d like to share these messages with you. Here are all of this week’s shout outs! Vanessa P. in Lynnwood, WA wrote, “Congratulations to Sophia on the wonderful reviews for her [...]