11 Surprising Health Benefits of Singing
Singing brings joy to many people - but did you know that your passion for singing can lead to other surprising benefits? Consider all the health benefits of singing and youll never want to sit silent ever again!
Singing strengthens the immune system: According to research conducted at the University of Frankfurt, singing boosts the immune system. The study included testing profesional choir members' blood before and after an hour-long rehearsal singing Mozarts "Requ
Kids' Guitar Lessons: How Often Should My Child Practice?
Odds are that if your child is taking guitar lessons, your child chose to play the instrument. Unlike stringed instruments, piano, and classical instruments, kids usually choose to start playing guitar. Kids guitar lessons are a great start, especially when they are geared to your childs age, but the only way your child will really progress with the guitar is through regular practice.
Practicing is a unique challenge when it is an instrument that a child chooses to play. People tend to t
Preparing for a Piano Level Test | Your Timeline for Success
Whether playing for pleasure or as a professional, there is likely to come a time when you will be faced with a piano examination, such as the ABRSM piano exam. Like any exam, preparation is key. But when the time comes, how can you make sure that everything goes according to plan?
Before the Exam
In the weeks leading up to your exam, this is when you will want to increase your rehearsal. Focus specifically on the pieces that you will be playing on the day. It can be easier (and more satisf
The Surprising Truth About the Vocal Fry "Epidemic"
How bad is "vocal fry," anyway? As a singer, should you be concerned about this new vocal trend, heard in artists such as Britney Spears? In this guest post by Ann Arbor, MI voice teacher Elaina R., listen to a vocal fry example and learn the truth behind the fuss...
I was recently listening to This American Life (a popular radio show and podcast), and the hosts started talking about vocal fry. As a voice professional, I immediately started paying rapt attention. Within a few minute
5 Tips for Pulling Off a Showstopping Violin Performance
Stage presence is an important skill for all musicians to master. Below, violin teacher Ha-eun R. shares several tips on how to confidently pull off a showstopping violin performance...
Have you ever attended a concert in which the artist sounded better if you closed your eyes? A performers stage presence is more important than one might think, as a recent study has shown.
According to research, published in the PNAS journal, participants who were shown silent videos of piano competit