11 Surprising Health Benefits of Singing
Singing brings joy to many people - but did you know that your passion for singing can lead to other surprising benefits? Consider all the health benefits of singing and youll never want to sit silent ever again!
Singing strengthens the immune system: According to research conducted at the University of Frankfurt, singing boosts the immune system. The study included testing profesional choir members' blood before and after an hour-long rehearsal singing Mozarts "Requ
5 Things Your Piano Teacher May Not Be Telling You
Ready to start learning piano? If you're new to lessons, you might be wondering what to expect. Every teacher is different -- some may be more strict, while others may be worried about how they come across to students. Read on St. Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. shares a few insider tips to keep in mind...
There are three kinds of piano teachers. There are those who tell the truth, openly and all the time, those who sugarcoat practically everything, afraid to hurt their studen
Pianist Spotlight: How Ben Folds Brought the Piano Back to Pop
Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Stevie Wonderso many names top the list of influential piano players in music history. But for a while there, as dance, metal, and grunge took center stage, piano was relegated to the sidelines. One artist who changed that, however, was Ben Folds. When he hit the scene with his band Ben Folds Five in the mid-90s, a new musical sound emergedpop heavily infused with piano.
Who is Ben Folds?
Ben Folds grew up in in North Carolina listening to piano greats l
Top 11 Apps for Violinists
Everything is getting more high tech these days, even the centuries old violin! If you haven't yet started to incorporate iPhone or iPad apps into your violin practice, this list is the best place to get started.
From basic tools every musician needs, including learning aids and sheet music to apps that are just plain fun, these apps for violin are essentials for the 21st century string player:
Let's Play Concertos This fun apps lets you practice and play your favorite violin concert
How to Become a Piano Technician | Skills and Demands
If you have a natural curiosity for how things work, then you've probably spent more than a few moments' thought on not just the general maintenance of your piano, but also piano tuning. Unlike a string instrument, where a few pegs allow you to tune your instrument, piano tuning requires a professional.
What Does a Piano Technician Do?
A piano technician doesn't just tune your piano; he or she will carry out repairs and maintenance to allow you to get the best out of your instrument, and eve