You’ve got your instrument, your sheet music, and your books. You’ve found a great music teacher to guide you. But… let’s take a look at your home practice space. Could it be holding you back? Learn how to improve it with these tips from piano teacher Eric B… A few years ago I had a student […]
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Dreaming about a smooth beautiful violin tone? For beginners, it’ll take some practice to perfect your bowing technique and stop the “squeak.” Here, violin teacher Naomi Cherie S. shares a few tips… So you’ve learned the basics on your violin. You know how to hold the violin and the bow, you’ve learned where all the notes are, […]
Interested in learning jazz? Try your hand at some of these easy jazz songs, recommended by piano teacher Heather L… Like many other music styles, jazz has seen its phases. It’s gone from being the most popular genre in America, to the least popular, and now to something that almost everyone appreciates. And yet most piano students feel […]
If you want to have conversations in Spanish, you’re going to need to know how to describe things — and people! In this guest post, Sara from Spanish2Learn shares 46 adjectives to describe someone’s personality… If you’re learning Spanish, you probably already know some helpful nouns and verbs to carry a conversation. Now it’s time to sprinkle in […]
As you learn songs and work through your music books, do you memorize the notes? Or do you read along every time you play? In this post, music teacher Vanessa G. discusses the pros and cons to the approaches… Imagine your teacher gives you a piece of music to study. What’s your process? Do you […]
Even if you’ve been out of school for many years, back-to-school season is the perfect time to pick up a new hobby and learn something new. If you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, why not start now? Read on for tips from tutor Joan B… Remember going back to school as a child? Or perhaps […]
Casual conversations with French speakers are a great way to practice your language skills! Here, tutor Beth L. shares 22 useful French phrases that will come in handy… When learning a new language, it’s important to keep on talking — and listening — to practice your new skills. If you’ve already learned basic conversational phrases, now it’s time […]
“If you had an extra hour in your day, how would you spend your time?” Your answer to that question can tell you a lot about yourself, and it’s fun to think about. But the reality is: 24 hours is all you get. (Sorry!) You can’t quit your job. You can’t ignore family commitments and responsibilities. […]
In the Gibson vs. Fender debate, where do you stand? Here, professional musician Michael L. shares his thoughts on the two brands… There’s nothing like being a guitar player, am I right? You’ve got your pick of genres to explore, from jazz to country to metal. You have amazing guitarists to look up to and learn […]
Want to learn how to play guitar? Speak a second language? Step up your selfie game with new photography skills? These days, there are plenty of ways to get started and many routes to reaching your goals. But if you want the best learning experience, there’s no question that hands-on lessons and classes are the […]