Entries by Suzy S.

Intro to Coloratura Singing | Exercises & Examples

Interested in opera singing? You may run into the word “coloratura” in your studies. Here, vocal instructor Molly R. will give you the inside scoop on what the term means, and what you need to know to get started with the technique…   Coloratura! A fancy word for a very fancy vocal device. Coloratura is ornamentation done in classical […]

10 MORE Easy Piano Songs for Kids [Video Tutorials]

We’ve already shown you easy piano songs for your child to learn, but why stop there? Piano teacher Liz T. adds to the excitement with her recommendations for 10 more of the best piano songs for kids…   The keyboard or piano is perhaps the easiest instrument for kids to learn how to play. Within a few weeks of […]

5 Travel Bloggers to Inspire Your Next Trip to Spain

Dreaming of visiting Spain? It’s a common bucket-list destination for any world traveler, and an even better destination if you’ve been learning how to speak Spanish! We’ve given some recommendations for Spanish-speaking countries to visit on the blog before, but if you’re looking for more in-depth info, we recommend exploring the many Spanish travel bloggers documenting their […]

25 Tips for Supporting Your Young Musician [Infographic]

Parents, wondering how to best show your support as your child starts music lessons? Read on for a round-up of the best tips from piano teacher Rhonda B., plus a few other prominent piano bloggers…   So you’ve enrolled your child in piano lessons. End of story, right? No. Learning this challenging instrument — or any instrument, […]

How to Hold a Violin Bow: Step-by-Step Guide [Pictures]

Learning how to hold a violin bow is vital skill. Below, violin teacher Julie P. shares some tips and tricks on how to master this important violin technique… Oftentimes, the most difficult part of learning how to play the violin is mastering proper bow technique, as it can feel very unnatural for beginner and intermediate students. While it can be […]

5 Fantastic and Free Spanish-Learning Websites for Kids

There are so many strategies for teaching Spanish to kids, but there’s one element that should always be there: fun! Read on as tutor Breeana D. shares 5 Spanish websites for kids to bookmark!   It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the numerous websites on the Internet that claim to help students learn Spanish. Below are several websites that your […]

40+ Fun (and Easy!) Music Crafts & Activities for Kids

Looking for easy crafts for kids? If your child loves music, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve complied a list of our favorite music activities and easy, DIY musical crafts your family will love to create. You’ll find a link to the original post with instructions, as well as the level of difficultly, ranging […]

Studying French Verbs: Le Futur Antérieur

If you’ve studied French verbs for a while, you probably know about le présent, le passé composé, l’imparfait, et le futur. You may also know something about reflexive verbs and verbs of motion, and their particularities in the passé composé. You may even be familiar with le passé simple. What happens, though, when you want […]

15 Awesome Facts You Never Knew About Your Voice

Vocal health for singers is an important topic. After all, as a singer, your voice — and, actually, your entire body — is your instrument! It only makes sense to fully understand how it works, and how vocal health really affects your performance. Here on the TakeLessons Blog, we’ve shared tips for improving your tone, strange […]

Quiz: What Genre Are You Destined to Sing?

Gypsy jazz. Hip hop. Americana. Rock. Pop. Country. Opera. There are so many styles of music, and so many amazing songs to sing in every genre. So, which style of music should you devote your craft to? What kind of music were you born to sing? Are you a pop princess or a country songstress? […]