Entries by Suzy S., TakeLessons Blog Manager

4 Signs You’re Ready for Longer Piano Lessons

If you’ve been taking piano lessons for a while, you’re likely familiar with that feeling of excitement – learning the “language” of music, playing your first piece, and thinking about all the beautiful piano songs that you could learn next! Whether you’re on your way to Juilliard, hoping to perform something special at your next [...]

10 Wedding Processionals You Can Play on Piano

There are so many beautiful piano pieces that make the perfect choice for wedding processionals. Here, Saint Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. shares a few to consider…    Weddings are beautiful celebrations of a couple’s lifelong commitment to one another. They’re also a great performance opportunity for pianists out there. Though the organ, string quartets, and choirs [...]

Guitar Basics: Why is Technique Important?

New to the guitar? Getting the basics down – including proper positioning and guitar technique – is important from the very start. Here, Lowell, IN teacher Blake C. explains…    Over the years, many experienced guitarists have arrived at my studio doorstep asking for help to improve their playing. These guitarists didn’t understand why they were [...]

5 Guitar Tricks to Impress Your Friends

Even if you’re new to the instrument, certain guitar tricks are sure to impress your audience! Here, Greeley, CO teacher Andy W., shares five to try out…   What better reason to play music than to impress your friends? Below are five guitar tricks that are guaranteed to impress your friends: 1. Slapping The slap technique [...]

5 Outside Lands Acts You Won’t Want to Miss

Do you love food, wine, art, and awesome music? San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival is just the ticket for a can’t-miss summer experience in the Bay Area. With the 2014 festival coming up August 8-10, here are five acts you can’t miss in this year’s lineup: Imelda May If you’re tired of the Top 40 [...]

Acting 101: What Can I Expect at My First Acting Lesson?

Gearing up for your first acting lesson? Here, teacher Matthew H. explains what to expect at your first lesson, including some of the acting exercises you’ll likely do, and more… So this is it. You’ve always wanted to act and made the first step in the right direction: taking acting lessons. While some celebrities have had incredible [...]