The Best Piano Competitions for Young Pianists in 2015
Are you considering entering your budding pianist into a piano competition? There are an array of competitions to choose from across the U.S., many offering the opportunity to compete against top performers from around the globe.
All-Ages Piano Competitions Across the U.S.:
Seattle International Piano Festival & Competition - Seattle, WA
Competing in May (preliminary) and October 2015 (finals) at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, pianists from all over the world are encouraged
It's a Tenor's World: How to Survive as a Baritone Singing Pop
Today's pop music certainly makes it seem like a tenor's world out there. But if you're more of a baritone, don't worry. Learn about the baritone singing range, the best baritone pop songs to add to your repertoire, and more in this guest post by Ann Arbor, MI voice teacher Elaina R...
Every single guy on Top 40 radio is a tenor. Seriously. Singers like Sam Smith, Jason Derulo, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, David Guetta, Adam Lavine, Usher, Justin Bieber, and Nick Jonas are all
Can I Afford to Buy a Piano? | Tips for Financing & Purchasing
Thinking about buying a piano or keyboard, but worried about the costs involved? Here, Saint Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. shares her tips for keeping the price - and your stress level - down...
As a piano instructor, I meet many potential students and parents who are very interested in lessons for their family, but won't sign up because they don't have a piano or keyboard, or are concerned about piano prices. Don't let this keep you from investing in music education! There a
Is Buying a Used Violin a Good or Bad Idea?
Deciding whether to buy a new or used violin can be difficult. You want a quality instrument that's going to last, but you don't want to spend a fortune. So what do you do? Below, violin teacher Julie P. gives her two cents on what to consider when purchasing a used violin...
If youre in the market for a violin, you may be wondering whether buying a used one is a good or bad idea. This is not an easy question to answer, as there are a lot of things to consider.
On the one hand, you ca
How to Tune a Guitar | The Most Comprehensive Guide Ever
An out-of-tune guitar can make even the best musician sound terrible.
If you're just beginning to play, an out-of-tune guitar will be incredibly frustrating and make every note sound like a mistake. Learn how to tune a guitar like a pro and pretty soon you'll be playing like one, too.
The basic mechanics of tuning a guitar are simple.
To change a string's pitch, turn it's corresponding tuning key on the head of the guitar (hint: check out our guide to the parts of a guitar). Turning the