Where is the Best Place in the House to Put a Piano?
Buying a piano is a big investment -- so it's important to care for it so it will last for years. Learn what to keep in mind for piano placement in this guest post by teacher Timothy S...
So you went and splurged on your first piano. Even though you can't exactly play the piano right now. Or maybe you can and your purchase is less a splurge than an investment because some initial lessons have convinced you that some real musical talent resides in your home. Even few of those w
Japanese Vocabulary: 18 Words to Describe Your Family
Learning how to describe your family in Japanese is an essential part of expanding your vocabulary and improving your conversational skills.
When it comes to family, the Japanese language is more precise than English because it accounts for relative age. There are also alternate terms to address a member of another person's family, versus your own.
Are you ready to continue learning how to speak Japanese with these necessary vocabulary words for family? If so, you've come to the right plac
4 Must-Have Apps for Guitar Players
Excited about learning how to play the guitar? Awesome! You'll need the perfect beginner guitar, a great teacher by your side, and a personal commitment to learning and improving. Using extra resources like smartphone or tablet apps to help you practice efficiently in between lessons can help a ton, as well. But with so many apps available these days, you may feel a little overwhelmed when you're trying to find one to download. Below are a handful that we really like:
5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Violin Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to play a violin? In-home violin lessons are a convenient option for students of all ages. Here, Irvine, CA teacher Tasha S. shares her advice for preparing your playing space for your lessons...
From a teacher's point of view, these are the elements I look for in a student's home to make it suitable for in-home lessons.
1. Private, undisturbed space with decent acoustics.
2. Music stand that is sturdy and height adjustable.
3. Chair without arms
Preparing for DC Youth Orchestra Auditions | Tips for Parents
As a parent, you know it's important to encourage your child as he or she takes on new hobbies and learns new skills. And if music is their calling, it might be time to go beyond the private lessons to exploring outside performance opportunities, which can be a huge part of his or her development as a musician!
Youth orchestras are a fantastic way to get involved, and the DC area has several to choose from. The following are a few of the most prominent DC youth orchestra groups for which your