5 Things That Singers Should Never Do on Stage
Ready to hit the stage? Read on as Saint Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. reviews 5 rookie mistakes you should avoid during your next performance...
Singing on stage and in front of an audience is really special. Some estimate that only two percent of the world's population will ever sing on stage by themselves. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that it comes with its own unique set of challenges. Those challenges can seem bigger than our confidence performing. Perhaps the easi
How Pentatonic Scales Can Help With Piano Improvisation
Curious about pentatonic scales? Learn the basics of how to incorporate them into your improvisation in this guest post by Austin, TX teacher Tosin A..
Have you ever heard a great solo? I mean a piano solo that practically hurts your feelings because its so good? You think things to yourself like: They cant be that good. What kind of scales are they using? Are they a wizard?
The honest truth behind it is the brilliant use of pentatonic scales.
Pentatonic Scales 101
The Spaghetti and Meatballs of Singing in Italian
As a singer, you'll come across songs in Italian or other languages that are great to practice and perform. Here, Pittsburgh, PA teacher Jennifer V. shares her tips for tackling songs as you learn to sing in a foreign language...
Imagine walking into a voice lesson and your teacher casually places a book on the table that reads 24 Art Songs. You open the book to see where the pretty pictures of paintings are and
you see a bunch of unknown words. Your teacher gives you a big smile
Can Labeling Your Piano Keys Help You Learn Faster?
Struggling to remember which key is which on the piano? One common learning strategy is to label the keys. Read on as St. Augustine, FL teacher Heather L. shares her thoughts on the method...
Can labeled piano keys help you learn faster? This is a highly controversial topic and hotly debated in the music education world.
Having come from a high-pressure, formal music college, at the beginning of my teaching career I disliked the idea of any labeling for any age, either on t
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