Entries by Suzy S.

Preparing for a Piano Level Test | Your Timeline for Success

Whether playing for pleasure or as a professional, there is likely to come a time when you will be faced with a piano examination, such as the ABRSM piano exam. Like any exam, preparation is key. But when the time comes, how can you make sure that everything goes according to plan? Before the Exam [...]

5 Surprising Things That Affect Your Singing Voice

You’ve practiced for months, and you’re ready to share your music with an audience. But before you step on stage… did you know there are other factors that can affect your performance? Here, online voice teacher Tyler J. shares his tips for getting adequate sleep, what to eat before singing, and more…   Being a modern singer [...]

3 Simple Drum Grooves for Beginners

Want to practice your drum skills but not quite sure where to start? Here are some beginner-friendly drum grooves from music teacher Willy M…. When you’re learning to play drums, you may have difficulty alternating between your hands and feet while playing. I have come up with some drum grooves for beginners that will help [...]

3 Exercises to Free Your Singing Voice

Want to learn how to sing better? You may have heard that controlling your breathing and your body can make a big difference. Here, NY teacher Nadia B. shares three exercises to try…   While you probably already have a familiar and effective warm-up for singing, the following exercises are helpful to expand your warm-up to continue [...]

5 Perfect Travel Destinations for Beginner Spanish Speakers

Traveling to a Spanish-speaking country can be intimidating for a beginning Spanish speaker. Here, language tutor Jackie A. shares her recommendations for beginner-friendly travel destinations…   So you’ve finished your first couple of Spanish lessons and you’re ready to practice your new skills. Traveling and experiencing a new culture is a great way to learn Spanish for [...]

Is It Possible to Sing Well Without Taking Lessons?

If you’re wondering how to sing well without lessons, you’ll want to check out this guest post. Here, Washington, DC voice teacher Jacqueline E. shares her thoughts…   Is it possible to sing well without taking voice lessons? In a nutshell, my answer to this is a firm “no.” So, what does it look like for someone [...]

How to Prep Smart for the APs: 6 Study Tips to Know

Need help prepping for an upcoming AP test? Take a look at this guest post to learn the best tips to ensure your AP exam scores are where you want them to be…   AP exams are some of the toughest courses you can take in high school. Practically every AP exam not only requires you [...]