Top Tips for Becoming a New Fish in a College Pond
Nervous about college? Don't be! Check out these top tips from San Diego and online tutor Sarah F. for surviving the transition and adjusting to college life:
Its that special time of year when high school seniors are stepping into their last summer before college. While move-in day and orientations are still a little ways off, its important to start thinking about adjusting to college life sooner than later.
There are a thousand and one things a college freshmen will have to w
5 Maintenance Tips for Violin Bows
All musical instruments require attention and maintenance. When it comes to the violin, however, it is easy to forget that the bow needs as much care as the instrument itself. After all, the way you treat your violin bows will affect the way the violin sounds. If too much resin builds up on the hairs, for example, the sound will come out wrong.
While it may not be as costly to repair or replace violin bows, why waste money when its easy to keep your violin bows in good working condition? B
How Often Should You Tune a Piano?
Just as you go to the doctor for check-ups from time to time, your piano needs maintenance and care throughout its life. You may notice, especially if you have a keen ear or a tendency to sing along with your practice, that your piano drops in pitch, particularly during the summer and winter months. This is because your piano is mostly made of wood, and your wooden soundboard will contract when the weather is drier -- or the heating is on! -- and cause the pitch of the strings to drop.
The Pros and Cons of the Suzuki Violin Method
Are you trying to decide whether the Suzuki violin method or traditional lessons are right for your budding violinist? Below, violin teacher Julie P. explores the pros and cons of the Suzuki method...
The Suzuki violin method can be a polarizing topic in the music world, as there are many different opinions. While some argue that the method helps children develop a high level of playing ability, others say it doesn't teach students the proper violin techniques.
If youre considering th
Singing Competition Secrets: Are They Really Worth It?
Thinking about auditioning for a televised singing competition like American Idol? Here, Corona, CA teacher Milton J. shares what could be an even better idea...
For years, weve tuned into our favorite singing competitions, voting for our favorites each week, and hoping they win the coveted record deal at the end of the season. Weve watched as the juggernaut American Idol a derivative of Pop Idol from Europe gave way to others like The Voice and X-Factor. Many other wort