How to Play Ukulele: 4 Fingerpicking Patterns for Ukes
Looking to get a new sound out of your ukulele? Music teacher Willy M. shares four fingerpicking patterns that will take your uke sound to the next level...
Its pretty amazing what the human hand can do when you think about it. Because of our opposable thumbs, weve been able to go all the way to the moon and back. But one thing that many folks learning how to play ukulele don't know is that they can use their fingers to pick out beautiful patterns that will make their songs more memorable t
March into Spring with TakeLessons
Spring is almost here, and we're definitely feeling the fresh energy of the changing seasons this month. To celebrate, we're running two fun contests. Whether you're already taking lessons with us or not, now is a great time to get involved for a chance to win free lessons!
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, check out our #LuckyMe contest. For a chance to win 4 free lessons in any subject we offer, just post a picture to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram of something that makes you feel lucky.
Learning the Piano: 5 Ways to Bring Out the Melody in Songs
How do you make your melodies shine when you're learning the piano? Read on as Powell, OH teacher Sara Marie B. shares some exercises to try...
As you're learning the piano, one of the most difficult things to do, especially for young children or beginning pianists, is to bring out the melody. Simply saying it does not help, so I've found I need to provide students with ways to practice this at home, guiding them toward the correct sound. If you're listening well and spending ti
5 French Speaking Countries You Can Visit Besides France
Ready to travel and kick your study of French into high gear? French tutor Jackie A. shares her suggestions for where to plan your next vacation...
When you started learning French I'd bet your friends and family asked you Why?!? You can't use that anywhere else besides France! When are you ever going to use that?!? Well, I'm here to help you tell those not so blissfully ignorant loved ones just where you CAN use your French!
As many Americans know, Quebec is the French spe
10 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Practicing Guitar
Nothing's worse than forgetting about your guitar practice time! Guitar teacher Jessica D. shares 10 fun ways to make sure that it doesn't happen to you...
Playing guitar isnt for the faint of heart. Its six strings require finger strength, and if you dont practice, you simply wont get better. Everyone begins taking lessons with the intention that theyll make time to practice, but sometimes we find that work, events, and life just gets in the way. If this sounds like you, here a