Interested in music, but nervous about getting started? Learn about some of the easiest instruments to learn in this guest by Christopher Sutton… It’s a common misconception that learning to play a musical instrument as an adult is too difficult, if not impossible. The myth that you need to pursue music lessons seriously early […]
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As musicians, it can be easy to forget that it’s not just our mind that matters — our body plays a role in learning music, too! And just as it’s important to find a great teacher to guide us toward reaching our goals, it’s also vital that we remember how to take care of ourselves. […]
Struggling with your left-hand piano technique? Don’t worry — it’s a common challenge for beginners. Follow along with the videos in this post as teacher Liz T. shares a few helpful exercises… One of the hardest parts about playing the piano is coordinating your two hands. Often your left hand and your right hand will […]
It’s never too late to learn a second language! Sure, kids may have those “spongy” brains… but the reality is, there are many advantages to learning a new language as an adult. Here, Spanish tutor Joan B. explains… If you studied a language in middle school or high school, you might recall the days of […]
Can you learn to sing on your own? Can you learn piano with online videos? Find out what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to learning music, in this post by guitar teacher Kirk R… Dreaming of playing an instrument, or learning to sing? These days, there are many different ways to get […]
No matter how far your education has taken you, you’ve likely had a lot of teachers over the course of your life. Elementary school teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers and beyond; each year brought one (or more) teachers and mentors into your life. Maybe you even had Little League coaches or camp counselors […]
Singing on pitch take practice — and if you’re struggling with singing flat or singing sharp, you’re not alone! Even some famous singers have trouble hitting the notes perfectly at all times. Fortunately, there are some great ear training exercises you can do to get better at recognizing when you’re off. Then, use the right […]
You probably already know all about vocal warm-up exercises… but do you know the importance of cooling DOWN your voice after singing? The “vocal cool-down” is a great way to end the night if you’ve been singing for a long time, such as at a performance or gig. In this video, teacher Francisca M. demonstrates three easy […]
Summertime is a prime time for blockbuster movies, and 2016 is no exception! But even with all the new movies on the way, there’s nothing quite like the classics. Think about the movies that took you on great adventures, pulled at your heartstrings, and got your adrenaline racing. Which ones top your list? Now think: can you recall […]
The 2016 Summer Olympics are coming up in August, and this year Rio de Janerio, Brazil hosts the games. For language-learners everywhere, it’s a great time to explore Portuguese, their official language! And if you’re already learning Spanish, you’re at an advantage. There are a lot of similarities between the two languages — in fact, […]