8 Essential Violin Books for Beginners
The violin is a beautiful string instrument perfect for musicians of all ages to learn. Along with having a qualified violin teacher to instruct you, the right violin books are your most valuable tool for learning to play the violin. Which ones are the most useful and informative for beginner students? Which ones take you beyond the basics to a more advanced skill level? Heres a look at eight of our favorites:
Hal Leonard Essential Elements for Strings
The Essential Elements series is very
5 Recipe Substitutions That Can Save Dinner
Planning a big meal for the holidays? Or, just need to whip something up for dinner tonight? Don't fret if you've forgotten an ingredient. Learn about some common recipe substitutions in this guest post by Ocoee, FL teacher Joy P...
Last night on the way home from work, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few ingredients I needed for dinner. Did I make a list? Of course not. Ain't nobody got time for that nonsense!
Upon arriving home, I discovered, to my dismay, that
7 Ways to Boost Your Creativity, San Diego Style
Stuck in a rut? As a creative type, that feeling can be the worst. Whether you're under deadline at work or just finding it difficult to keep up a hobby like playing an instrument, we've all been there. Especially for kids taking music lessons, providing alternate outlets for creativity can make a huge difference when motivation starts waning.
So what can you do to boost your creativity and get inspired? There are a lot of ideas out there to help - and for us San Diegans, we have opportunitie
Concerts in San Diego: Inside the Classical Music Scene
When most people think of San Diego, they think of surf and sunshine. But as a resident of the city, you know there's also a thriving classical music scene. You can make Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Rachmaninoff, and the other great composers in history a part of your daily life by going to one of the many classical concerts in San Diego and listening to classical radio.
Live Classical Music in San Diego
There's nothing like the thrill of feeling the music of a professional orchestra vibrate thr
Teach Yourself How to Sing: 5 Helpful Tools
Would you like to teach yourself how to sing, but aren't quite sure how to do it? Although hiring a singing teacher right from the start can get you where you want to be sooner, there are also some great tools for you to use when practicing on your own. The following can help give you a head start:
One key to singing is understanding the notes, so the first thing you'll need is a keyboard or piano. You dont have to invest in a grand piano, but getting your hands on a small keybo