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How Online Lessons Make Life Easier for Busy Families

How Online Lessons Make Life Easier for Busy Families

Parents, you know the drill: September often means running around town from school to sports to errands and other activities. If your kids are interested in adding music lessons to the mix, why not make life a little easier? Online lessons offer busy families the convenience of in-home lessons, often at a lower cost. Earlier this week, CBS in Phoenix, AZ featured a segment about ten-year-old bass student Kaylin Womack, who has been taking online music lessons with TakeLessons teacher Alex A., … Read More

How Online Lessons Make Life Easier for Busy Families
Parents, you know the drill: September often means running around town from school to sports to errands and other activities. If your kids are interested in adding music lessons to the mix, why not make life a little easier? Online lessons offer busy families the convenience of in-home lessons, often at a lower cost. Earlier this week, CBS in Phoenix, AZ featured a segment about ten-year-old bass student Kaylin Womack, who has been taking online music lessons with TakeLessons teacher Alex A.,
3 Drum Warm-Up Exercises for Practice or a Gig
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Musical Theatre Audition Songs: 6 Great Options for Kids
Does your son or daughter have an audition coming up? Here are some ideas for musical theatre audition songs, courtesy of Hayward, CA teacher Molly R...   It's not always easy to find the right musical theatre audition songs--and the same can definitely be said when it comes to kids' repertoire! Is there a way to avoid warhorses like "Annie" and "Oliver" while finding songs that will excite your young actor and the audition panel? YES! Here are some suggestions that will make y
12 Expert Tips on How to Learn Korean Fast!
There are dozens of reasons you might be wondering how to learn Korean fast. For starters, South Korea has the 11th largest economy in the world. In addition, Korean is the 12th highest spoken language with more than 77 million speakers. The possibilities that stem from learning Korean are endless! Whether you want to learn Korean for business or pleasure, (or watching K-dramas), there are several strategies that can propel you to fluency faster. Here are 12 expert tips on how to learn Ko
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In the past decade, with the popularity of shows like "The Sing-Off" and hit movies like "Pitch Perfect", a cappella groups have found their heyday.  Once relegated to college campuses, many a cappella groups have also gained momentum with the help of the YouTube era. Musicians are going viral for creative covers, and fans are devouring these videos! If a cappella interests you -- or if you simply want to check out some creative tunes -- here are five covers to brighten your day (and maybe inspi

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