6 Kids' Games for Learning Piano Music
Is your child struggling to stay focused when they're practicing the piano? That's normal--it just means it might be time to add something new to the routine! Get some great ideas for music games for kids in this guest post by Santa Cruz, CA teacher John S...
Can your 4- to 6-year-old keep her focus through the entirety of a traditional piano practice? Music demands a tremendous amount of attention, in several different areas at once: reading music, being careful about pitch, rh
How to Sing and Play Ukulele at the Same Time in 4 Easy Steps
Learning to play an instrument is difficult enough, but what about trying to sing at the same time? It's really not as hard as it sounds! Here, teacher Willy M. takes you through the steps to play the ukulele while singing...
It doesnt matter what instrument I teach (piano, guitar, harmonica, drums, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and voice), every student I ever have, with the exception of those playing harmonica, asks, How do I sing and play my instrument at the same time?
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Infographic: Check These 8 Things to Become a Better Singer
As you're learning how to be a better singer, proper posture is bound to come up! Who knew so much could be affected by the way you stand when you sing? Take a look at the basics in this infographic by Ann Arbor, MI voice teacher Elaina R...
When you hear the word posture, what do you think of? A ballerina poised for action, or a military officer standing at attention, perhaps. Be warned: neither the ballerina nor the military officer has a good singers stance.
The word posture
Introduction to Reading Violin Tabs
Tablature is a form of musical notation that was invented to make reading music easier for fretted and string instruments like guitar, bass, and violin. The premise is operationally-based, meaning that rather than showing rhythm, duration, and pitch, violin tabs will show the player where and when to place their fingers on the instrument.
For an improvising musician, violin tabs allow you to improvise while staying within the chord structure of a song. Tablature-style notation is most commonly
Why Your Daughter Shouldnt Sing (ONLY) Taylor Swift Music
Is your daughter begging you for voice lessons, so she can learn to sing just like Taylor Swift? Awesome! But she also shouldnt be limiting herself to the pop-country crooner. Read on as Nashville teacher Heather E. explains why
Lets get this straight right off the bat - I dont hate Taylor Swift. I think shes a great performer, a great businesswoman, and her early songs (the ones she wrote herself) are pretty good. If your daughter is looking for a role model, TSwifts story of stardom wi