Guitarist Wanted: Life as a Musician for Hire
Your days of bedroom jam sessions are over -- it's time to start your music career and hit the road! In this article, traveling musician and guitar teacher Nick K. discusses his experience with guitar gigs and gives you tips on how to make them successful...
I'm what they call a "hired gun." That's a cool title for what's otherwise referred to as a traveling performer or musician for hire. I've done a lot of touring with a great group called The Three Degrees.
They had worldw
Get Your Breathing Right: The Foundation for Good Singing
Proper breathing is absolutely essential for vocalists. So, what are the best breathing exercises for singing? Read on as Glendale, CA voice teacher Ben M. share his singing tips...
In a previous blog post, we discussed the importance of preparing the body to sing with hydration and proper rest. We also discussed the importance of relieving tension in the body in order to give your voice as much space to build and create that rich, full sound you want. The next step in your vocal ma
How to Teach Piano to Kids: 12 Ways to Support Your Little Mozart
Studies show, time after time, that music lessons in early childhood are essential for creating neural pathways for brain development. They also give children a head start on creativity and self-expression. Music was likely our first language as human beings, and it still provokes a very primal response in us - anybody from anywhere in the world can listen to a song and know what emotion it is trying to convey.
If you ask an adult if they took piano lessons as a child, many will say yes. The
The Music of Reading: How to Help Your Struggling Reader
Is your child struggling with his or her reading skills? Here are some helpful tips from Brick, NJ tutor Elizabeth C. to incorporate music with reading...
Does your child know all the lyrics and melodies to their favorite songs yet cant read a simple sentence? Is your child the one dancing in front of the television or computer copying the latest dance moves from a pop video yet cant read a grade level book? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you have a struggl
From the Expert: Top Violin Tuning Tips
Learning how to properly tune your violin is important for many reasons. Not only does it ensure you get the best sound, but it also helps train your ear. Knowing how to tune a violin, however, is often easier said than done. Below, violin teacher Carol Beth L. shares her top violin tuning tips...
Effective tuning is a vital skill for a musician to acquire. For kids just starting to learn violin, parents may want to grasp proper tuning as well, so that they can assist the child in the begi