Musician Secrets: Budgeting for Becoming & Being a Guitarist
How much will it really cost you to become a great guitar player? Here, North Wales, PA teacher Nathan D. shares what you need to know...
So you're in the market for your first guitar? Congratulations! Learning to play an instrument is much like learning to drive. It's a road that is not typically paved with gold, or even pennies (just ask your average street busker). Time and money will become ever-growing obstacles. I personally skipped lunch for an entire school year to save
5 Games for Teaching Kids Piano
Piano is considered an umbrella instrument, meaning, teaching kids to play piano helps them understand music more thoroughly, no matter what instrument they want to play later on. Even most singers first learn the basics of music theory and notation on the piano. Piano lessons at an early age lay out the basics of music-making in black and white (quite literally!). The great news is that you don't need to know anything about playing piano to inspire your children to want to learn. Below are a ha
How to Deal With the 6 Most Embarrassing Singing Mistakes
Do you get nervous when singing, or maybe right before a vocal performance? You're not alone. Thinking about all of the worst-case scenarios can be scary! Luckily, these situations aren't the end of the world. Read on as Austin, TX teacher Gfire M. shares how to deal...
If we lived in a perfect world, our voice would always sound 100% our best, the venues would always love our choice of material and provide the best sound reinforcement possible, and we'd never, ever, ever make any m
How to Improvise on Piano and Keyboard | Exercises for Beginners
Forgo the sheet music and try your hand at improvising! Get started with this exercise from Tucker, GA teacher Linda L...
Improvising, in music, is making up your own music on the spot. It is truly playing with music, in the more common sense of the word play. Its fun, creative, and, well, playful.
When it comes to piano improvisation, I tend to think of jazz, blues, and rock. But one can definitely improvise in any musical style.
There is a lot you can learn when it
How the Best Singers Structure Their Singing Practice [Infographic]
You love to sing... and you know how important it is to sing every day... but is all that practice really helping? Here, Brooklyn, NY voice teacher Liz T. shares how to make the most of your singing practice routine...
If you're not sure how to balance your singing practice routine at home, you're not alone! Many vocal students get overwhelmed trying to figure out how long to spend warming up, working on vocal technique, and running through songs. While your voice teacher should