Beginning Guitar: How to Build Up Calluses
There's no way around it, learning to play guitar is sometimes a painful process. If you're feeling like your guitar strings bit your finger, take this advice from guitar teacher Joe H....
Struggling to hold down the strings of your guitar without feeling like you are going to cut your finger wide open? Do you put your guitar away after just a few minutes of practicing with your fingertips gleaming red and feeling raw? Dont worry! This is a common problem for the first few weeks or so of pla
7 Tips to Master Staccato on the Piano
As you learn how to play piano notes, chords, scales, and songs, at some point you'll come across the term "staccato." What exactly does it mean, and how do you play it? Read on as New Paltz, NY teacher Cheryl E. shares her helpful tips...
Mastering staccato on the piano can be extremely beneficial, not only for performance of staccato passages but also for using it as a tool to help you memorize legato segments, improve your dexterity and finger strength, and smooth out your p
How to Sing Jazz Like a Pro in Five Steps
Interested in learning how to sing jazz? Here, Ann Arbor, MI singing teacher Elaina R. shares how to get started...
Jazz is the cool cat of the music world. She sits in the back of the room wearing sunglasses and red lipstick. She doesnt sing, she croons soft and sonorous, drawing the ear in. Its no wonder so many people want to learn how to sing jazz! At its most basic form, jazz singing is just like any other kind of singing. All singers carry their instruments inside of the
Piano Inspiration: 7-Year-Old Piano Prodigy Set to Release His First Album
When seven-year-old Jacob Velazquez sits at the piano bench his feet barely touch the floor, but he doesn't let that stop him. Jacob has been taking piano lessons since he was just four years old and has been called by many a child prodigy and baby Beethoven. But how did Jacob become such a skilled pianist at such a young age? It all started with a natural talent and a lot of practice.
Who is Jacob Velazquez?
Jacob is a classical pianist from Pembroke Pines, Florida. After hearing his f
How to Sing Higher, Clearer, and On Pitch: 3 Simple Fixes
Most beginner vocalists come across the same types of issues - such as struggling to learn how to sing higher or stay on pitch during practice and performances. Read on as Grand Rapids, MI teacher Kelsey P. explains why - along with 3 simple fixes!
Having trouble hitting those high notes? Staying on pitch? Producing a clear tone? Do you ever feel like singing is really hard work, and notice your voice feels and sounds tired after just a short amount of singing?
In most cases, all of th