4 Common Challenges Faced By New Guitar Students (And How To Overcome Them)
As with any new skill, learning how to play the guitar comes with challenges. Here, Perth Amboy, NJ teacher Jeff S. shares his guitar playing tips to help you stay motivated...
I've been teaching guitar to students of all ages and skill levels for many years and have gotten quite adept at spotting and remedying the challenges faced by beginners. So I've decided to address them in this article to offer students and their parents some insight on how to get beyond the problems so they
10 Best Things About Being a Piano Player
What do you love about playing the piano? Here, New Paltz, NY teacher Cheryl E. shares her top 10 list... do you agree?
I have to stop myself sometimes, and call my parents to thank them for the piano lessons they made me endure when I was a kid. I hated them for a while, loved them for a while, and then, lo and behold, I turned into a composer, performer, and songwriter. Who knew? Looking back, I can see so much value in learning the piano. Here are the 10 best things about pla
8 Unexpected Benefits of Playing the Piano
There are several benefits of playing piano that go far beyond a greater appreciation for music and the acquisition of a new skill. Most of these benefits are applicable to both adults and children - its never too late, nor too early, to explore your musical side! If you are still unsure about signing up for piano lessons, read on to check out some of the long-term benefits you can expect to reap. Some you may never have thought about before!
1. Better Response to Criticism
To get the most
Celebrating the World's Most Famous Guitar | Infographic
The Fender Stratocaster turned 60 this year, and she's still rocking out! Many classic songs have been played on this great guitar and in the years to come, we're likely to hear many more.
To honor the Stratocaster's legacy, Alberto Lucas Lopez created this great infographic. Learn more about the Strat's distinctive features and see famous Strats in history!
Now we want to hear from you: Have you ever played a Stratocaster? What would be your dream guitar? Tell us all about it in the c
How to Play 5 of This Summer's Hits on the Ukulele
Looking for a new song to play on your ukulele? Music teacher Christopher S. shares how to play five of this summer's hottest songs on the ukulele...
Whether you're at the beach this summer, traveling the world, or having lawn parties and barbecues with friends, you can always pull out your ukulele for a quick song while enjoying the summer festivities. If you're looking for some new, easy ukulele songs to learn this summer, here are some ideas that will fit perfectly with the summer vib