Do you ever wonder how good your skills would be now if you started practicing a year ago? A question like this should motivate, not dishearten you. In this article, guest writer Elizabeth Kane will take you through six destructive beliefs you might face as you’re learning how to become a musician, and how you can overcome them… Mind Over […]
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Karaoke night! Some people make this a weekly ritual. Some do it for fun, and some take it very seriously… and even compete in karaoke contests! No matter how you view karaoke singing, it’s a wonderful way to practice performing — especially if you’re a beginner singer. This guide is here to help you make […]
Do you want to impress your friends and family with your new piano skills? Below, piano teacher Liz T. shares 15 piano solos that sound hard, but are actually fairly easy to learn… Are you a beginner piano player looking for some new and fun piano solos to learn? If you answered “yes,” then you’ve come to the […]
Are you ready to step out of the practice room and take your talent to the stage? In this article, voice teacher Milton J. shares his tips for preparing for a competition or audition, and then continue reading for our list of contests to enter! For quite a few years, we’ve tuned in our televisions, […]
Do you need a break from classical music? Below, piano teacher Liz T. shares 100 piano pop songs you can add to your repertoire… Are you sick of playing the same classical tunes over and over again? It may be time to spice up your piano playing by adding a few piano pop songs to the […]
Have you ever tried to translate a Spanish saying, and realized it didn’t quite mean the same in English? Read on as Spanish tutor Jason N. shares the meaning behind some funny Spanish phrases, sayings, and jokes so you don’t get confused again! I was exposed to my first Spanish saying back in 2009, when […]
Don’t know what piano style you want to learn? Below, piano teacher Liz T. shares the five most popular piano styles to give you a better idea of what suits you… Having the ability to play a number of different piano styles will help you become a better overall piano player. What’s more, knowing the important composers, performers, […]
Want better guitar tone without spending hundreds of dollars on new gear? Guitar teacher Ben M. shares how you can use the settings already on your electric guitar to drastically improve your sound… When it comes to the electric guitar, players can be relentlessly dedicated to achieving the perfect guitar tone. Guitar tone (also called […]
Thinking about buying a new instrument? It’s a big decision, as an instrument is truly an investment — especially if you’re spending several hundred dollars (or more, for higher-end brands and models) on it. Before making your purchase, you’ll want to do some research. But where do you start? With so many brands out there, […]
Want to avoid looking like a tourist during your trip to Spain? In this post, you’ll first learn about some of the top destinations in Spain… then, tutor Emmanuel M. explains what NOT to do while you’re there! Spain is known as a beautiful, romantic, and overall wonderful place to visit. Tourists across the world visit Spain to explore the local […]