Entries by Suzy S.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Drums?

How long does it take to learn drums? Find out the reality in this guest post by Seattle, WA drum teacher Mason L…   Many of my new drum students ask me this question a few weeks into their lessons: “How long does it take to learn the drums?” The answer to that question depends [...]

4 Steps to Prepare for Drum Lessons in Your Home

Excited to learn the drums? If you’ve opted for in-home lessons, check out these pointers from teacher Lauren P. to make the most of your time…   If you are nervous about how to prepare for your first drum lesson, relax — your lack of experience makes you the perfect student. Remember that teachers get [...]

How to Find (and Purchase) a Quality Used Drum Kit

Looking around at used drum kits? Buy with confidence with the following tips from Lancaster, OH drum teacher John S…   When you’ve decided that it’s time to buy a drum set, the most important considerations in my opinion are why the kit is being purchased, the kit configuration, and the condition of the drums. [...]

Piano Tips: How to Master Large Leaps on Piano

Are you intimidated when you see a large leap coming up in your piano music? Don’t fret! Take control with these tips from New York, NY teacher Nadia B…   Leaps are one of many piano techniques, but an especially important one because they are common and often challenging to execute; moreover, in learning to execute [...]

4 Valuable Tips for Succeeding at the ABRSM Piano Exam

Preparing for the ABRSM piano exam? Check out these helpful tips from New York, NY teacher Nadia B…   Piano exams can be an excellent way to challenge your musicianship, set and reach clear musical goals, and improve all facets of your playing. There are many different types of examinations, but one of the most well-established and [...]

What Does “Pitchy” Mean? (Plus 4 Steps to Improve)

What does “pitchy” mean, and what should you be doing if you receive that critique? Here, Gambrills, MD voice teacher Shannon F. shares her tips…   “You’re a little pitchy.” Ok, Paula Abdul. We get it. Singing in tune is important. For some, good intonation comes naturally. For others, it’s a struggle. But just because [...]

How Easy is Singing, Really? Here’s the Truth

Looking for easy songs to sing for beginners? The truth is, even the easiest songs take some work to perfect. Learn more in this article by Hicksville, NY singing teacher Kimberly F…     As an opera singer, I can’t recall how many times I’ve heard: “Why are you going to grad school for singing? Isn’t [...]