Entries by Suzy S., TakeLessons Blog Manager

7 Ways to Stay Focused in a World of Distractions

If you feel easily distracted in your daily life, you’re not alone! But as a writer or artist, this can be particularly detrimental to your craft. Here, Ann Arbor, MI teacher Keith F. shares some of his suggestions for how to stay focused…   In our modern culture, we watch television and use the internet several hours a [...]

Crafts That Save Cash: $5 DIY Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Short on cash? Don’t fret! Check out these budget-saving DIY gift ideas from New York, NY teacher Lauren P. to get your creativity flowing…   Don’t stress about exceeding your budget during the holidays. Instead, try tapping into your creative spirit to bring the joy back into gift-giving. Stock up on craft supplies or pantry ingredients [...]

4 Easy Steps to Playing Piano By Ear

Want to try playing piano by ear? Follow these four simple steps from Newport Beach, CA teacher Patricia S. and you’ll be playing your favorite songs in no time…   Ear training doesn’t need to be difficult or boring. You can have fun, learn techniques for playing piano by ear, and learn a little bit about music [...]