Entries by Suzy S.

Review: A Must-Have Resource for Classical Singers

Classical singers, listen up! Here’s a resource you absolutely shouldn’t miss, reviewed by voice teacher Molly R…   If you teach classical voice, you are probably aware that one of the biggest challenges is accompaniment! We can fake our way through standards and simpler Disney tunes for our other students, but this is not usually the […]

How Has Technology Changed Music Lessons? [Infographic]

Over the past several years, online music lessons have substantially grown in popularity. And it’s no wonder — it’s an option that is convenient and often priced lower than in-person lessons. Plus, you can choose an instructor from practically anywhere! Advances in technology have made the success of online music lessons possible, but that’s not the […]

Video: How to Roll Your R’s | Spanish Lessons

Having trouble rolling your R’s in Spanish? You’re not alone! Check out this helpful video for tips from TakeLessons teacher Sheila S…   As an opera singer and voice teacher, it’s my job to know how to pronounce all languages and to be able to teach how to properly pronounce them. If you’re learning how […]

5 Weird Tips for Learning Spanish That Really Work

Have you tried everything to improve your Spanish speaking skills? What about singing your vocabulary? In this article, tutor Dorothy P. is going to show you some unorthodox techniques for learning Spanish that actually work…   Beginning to learn a new language is fun! You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. But what if you’ve taken lots […]

4 Quick & Simple Rules for Using Spanish Accent Marks

As you learn Spanish, you’ll come across rules that are important for writing. In this article by tutor Jason N. you’ll learn all about Spanish accent marks and when to use them…   When I started learning Spanish back in 2008, I ignored accent marks when they appeared. I didn’t know what they meant and I didn’t […]

Spanish Vocabulary: Feelings and Emotions in Spanish

No matter which language you speak, emotions will always be an important part of human interactions. In this article, tutor Jason N. teaches you how to express your feelings and emotions in Spanish…   You’ve learned Spanish grammar rules, how to show comparisons, and perhaps some basic vocabulary. Next up: learning a broad spectrum of emotional language, […]

One Easy Trick to Convert Guitar Chords to Ukulele Chords

Are you trying to learn a song on ukulele but can only find guitar chords? Don’t stress it — in this article, teacher Mike S. makes converting guitar chords to the ukulele incredibly easy… I’ve played guitar all my life and have a collection of Gibson and Epiphone Les Pauls. For my birthday a few years ago, […]

5 Most Difficult Italian Grammar Rules Made Simple

Are you ready for a lesson in Italian grammar? Below, Italian teacher Liz T. breaks down the five most difficult Italian grammar rules… Learning Italian can be difficult, not to mention overwhelming for new students. Many students are afraid of tackling Italian grammar, as it can be complex and confusing at first. If you take the […]

15 MORE Easy Pop Songs for Piano | Piano Tutorials

You’ve already learned how to play 5 easy pop songs on the piano, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Here, teacher Liz T. walks you through 15 more easy pop songs to play on piano…   Did you know that some of today’s most popular music can be easily played on the piano or keyboard? As a piano player, you […]

Does Your Piano Practice Space Have These 11 Things?

Here on the TakeLessons Blog, we’ve discussed general piano practice tips, and well as how to structure and plan out your practice time. But if you don’t have your practice space set up just right, you still could be costing yourself valuable time and energy. Fortunately, we received a sneak peak of an eBook designed to help […]