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You Have To See This Amazing Teenage DJ

You Have To See This Amazing Teenage DJ

If you've ever thought DJ's aren't real musicians, prepare to get schooled by a high school student. 17 year old Cole Plante may be young, but his DJ skills have already gotten him work with famous EDM artists, including Skrillex and Avicii. In this TED-Ed talk, Cole shows an audience of his peers how a DJ set is done. Watching Cole mix tracks, you can see the same focus, confidence, and intent you would see in any other musician with their instrument. You can also see that DJing requires a l … Read More

You Have To See This Amazing Teenage DJ
If you've ever thought DJ's aren't real musicians, prepare to get schooled by a high school student. 17 year old Cole Plante may be young, but his DJ skills have already gotten him work with famous EDM artists, including Skrillex and Avicii. In this TED-Ed talk, Cole shows an audience of his peers how a DJ set is done. Watching Cole mix tracks, you can see the same focus, confidence, and intent you would see in any other musician with their instrument. You can also see that DJing requires a l
Test Yourself: 10 Classical Pieces Behind Modern-Day Songs
Don't care for classical? You might be surprised at how many modern-day singers and bands have borrowed from famous classical composers, and how many classical songs you'll instantly recognize because of it! Read on as Chicago, IL piano teacher Erin W. shares a few examples...   Regardless of your musical background, you may be more familiar with classical music than you think! Throughout the centuries, composers have created timeless works of art that continue to capture our hear
5 Exercises to Help Reduce Tension While Playing the Violin
Reducing tension while playing the violin is extremely important. After all, relaxing your muscles is one of the keys to producing a smooth sound. Below, violin teacher Carol Beth L. shares five exercises for helping reduce tension while playing the violin.  Are you having a difficult time perfecting your violin playing? Very often, violin students have trouble producing a good sound when they aren't properly relaxed. High-level players learn, among other things, to eliminate tension i
8 Places to Visit in France Outside Paris
Are you planning a vacation to France? French teacher, Carol Beth L. shares eight wonderful places to visit in France outside of Paris... Chances are the "City of Light" is one of the top places to visit on your travel itinerary. Visiting Paris, however, doesn't mean you've seen all that France has to offer by a long shot. There are many other wonderful places to visit in France. Lucky for you, Europe has a relatively good rail system, which means you can visit places in France with ea
4 Ways Piano Competitions Make You a Better Player
What do the best piano players have in common? Most of them have participated in piano competitions, exams (like the ABRSM), or recitals. Here, St. Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. explores the benefits of piano competitions...   Competition of all kinds gets a bad rap nowadays. In dozens of counties and hundreds of schools across the country, competitiveness is under fire. Students and young athletes are being told that participation and team building are all that counts, and therefo

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