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The average cost of 60-minute Music lessons is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $15 and $300 per hour.
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Piano Tips and Techniques: Playing Glissandos
The glissando is another handy piano technique to have in your musical toolbox. Read on to find out how to incorporate it into your playing! Look at any piece of sheet music, and chances are you’ll see Italian musical terms such as largo, allegro, or acapella. Even the piano itself is named after the Italian term for “soft-loud,” pianoforte. Among these terms is one you may be unfamiliar with: the glissando. What is a Glissando? Glissando means simply to glide or slide. Musically, i
How to Deal With the 6 Most Embarrassing Singing Mistakes
Do you get nervous when singing, or maybe right before a vocal performance? You're not alone. Thinking about all of the worst-case scenarios can be scary! Luckily, these situations aren't the end of the world. Read on as Austin, TX teacher Gfire M. shares how to deal... If we lived in a perfect world, our voice would always sound 100% our best, the venues would always love our choice of material and provide the best sound reinforcement possible, and we'd never, ever, ever make any mista
4 Easy Steps to Playing Piano By Ear
Want to try playing piano by ear? Follow these four simple steps from Newport Beach, CA teacher Patricia S. and you'll be playing your favorite songs in no time... Ear training doesn't need to be difficult or boring. You can have fun, learn techniques for playing piano by ear, and learn a little bit about music theory all at once! And you need to know very little about the piano to do it. To start, find a song with a good melody, and one that isn't too fast. Pick a slow song or
How to Play Beatles Songs on Guitar
For many people, the Beatles ARE rock and roll. Few - if any - artists have had so profound, so enduring, or so eclectic an impact on the music scene as the Beatles. In only 10 years together, they produced 13 full length albums, including some of the most iconic tracks in the modern canon. Even those with no special attachment to the band can probably name a dozen or more Beatles songs. So, whether you’re looking to join a Beatles tribute band, mix some crowd-pleasing covers into your set
9 Outside-of-the-Box Vocal Warm Ups to Try
Properly preparing your voice is a crucial step to having a successful performance; however, it's not always about scales and arpeggios! As a singer, your entire body is your instrument - so you'll want to make sure you're fully warmed up, from head to toe, as well as mentally. Consider adding these outside-the-box vocal warm-ups to get the full effect: 1. Avoid Certain Foods and Drinks Try to consume as little caffeine as possible before doing your vocal warm ups, and avoid ice cold drin
How Yamaha's New Electrified TransAcoustic Reinvents the Modern Piano
As technology progresses, so does the music industry. Here, Tulsa, OK teacher Chris F. explores Yamaha's latest contribution to the world of music-making... The acoustic piano’s design has remained relatively unchanged for centuries. The electronic keyboard, on the other hand, has had a rich and transformational history over the years, as technology has evolved and improved. What started with the "Denis d'or," an instrument developed in 1793 with 700 strings that were temporaril
7 Ukulele Strumming Patterns for Beginners
No matter where you are in your ukulele lessons, learning different ukulele strumming patterns will help you improve your technique and your sound. Here, ukulele instructor Willy M. goes over some basic strumming and fingerpicking patterns... Welcome to picking on the ukulele with Willy. In this lesson, we will learn how to insult, berate, sting and verbally abuse your ukulele! Just kidding! We're going to talk about ukulele strumming patterns. We'll also cover picking techniques and st
A Beginner's Guide to Ukulele Notes [Charts Included]
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