Best Violin Songs and Tips for Wedding Performances
Violinists get ready because it's wedding season! Below, violin teacher Julie P. shares the best violin songs for weddings as well as some helpful tips and tricks for preparing and performing...
Wedding season is both an exciting and stressful time for violinists. For much of the summer and fall, violinists are in high demand, as the violin is one of the most popular instruments requested for weddings.
If you've been asked to play solo or in a larger mixed-instrument ensemble, you migh
Is it Possible to Have an Eco-Friendly, Sustainably Built Piano?
When you're looking to buy a piano, your primary concerns are likely to be whether it is playable and suitable for your needs, and if it will fit comfortably into your home. However, if you also tailor your purchasing habits to looking after the environment and keeping your ecological footprint as small as possible, buying a new piano may be something that gives you serious pause for thought.
Digital or Acoustic
If you're short on space and funds, your first thought might be to get a good di
Basics of Piano: What Should I Expect at My First Piano Lesson?
Nervous about your first piano lesson? You're not alone! It's only natural. The piano is a daunting instrument - so many keys, so little time! But we'd like to let you in on a secret: there's nothing to be nervous about. With a little bit of preparation, you can start your piano-playing journey without any worries whatsoever.
How to Prepare
First of all, relax. It all comes down to your mindset. Before your first lesson, think about your goals. Do you want to someday play at Carnegie Hall? D
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?
The ukulele i
Guitar Theory Basics: Understanding Keys
Curious about keys? Guitar teacher Alexander A. breaks down the guitar theory behind understanding keys...
What key am I in? For most of the music we play this simple question yields a simple answer. I think the REAL question here is why. Why is a piece of music considered to be in the key of G major, or A minor, or any other key? I was in my 3rd semester of Jazz Harmony at Berklee when the instructor stumped the entire class with this question. I think the answer will surprise you.