Best Online Piano Lessons for Kids

Best Online Piano Lessons for Kids

If your little one has been exhibiting early signs of interest in playing piano and you’re searching for how to get them started on their piano journey, you’re on the right track.  Playing this timeless instrument can bring about a wealth of positive benefits for your child, ranging from creativity, self-expression, and hand-eye coordination all the way to time management and discipline.  But while some children naturally excel at playing piano, most require the help of piano lessons to unleash …

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Develop A Good Saxophone Tone

Develop A Good Saxophone Tone

Perhaps the most important consideration for any saxophonist is tone. Tone is the sound produced on your instrument, which can vary widely on every saxophone. What instrument other than electric guitar can have players like Paul Desmond, Cannonball Adderley, and Maceo Parker all play the same type of saxophone yet sound so wildly different. A quality tone separates the beginning or amateur musician from a professional, mature player. Since the saxophone is such a dynamic instrument, capable of a wide …

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8 Things to Do When Your Child Loses Interest in Music Lessons

8 Things to Do When Your Child Loses Interest in Music Lessons

You’ve spent a small fortune on music lessons for your child, but they seem totally uninterested. It happens. There are things you can do that will help them continue with lessons though, so don’t give up yet!  The worst thing you can do is throw in the towel at the first sign that your child isn’t enjoying the lessons. By letting them quit, you’re teaching them that as soon as life gets difficult, boring, or uninteresting it’s okay to just …

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7 Steps to a Successful Music Routine

7 Steps to a Successful Music Routine

Does this scenario sound familiar to you? You are on your way to your weekly music lesson and you cringe from the guilt of knowing you barely…kind of…sort of…did not practice your music this week. Or if you have children: “Johnny, did you practice your music this week?” He replies, “kinda…” You know this means a solid “no.” This seems to happen all too often, right? Each weekly lesson we make another broken promise to our music teacher that we …

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14 Of The Most Common Beginner Mistakes While Learning Piano

14 Of The Most Common Beginner Mistakes While Learning Piano

If you just started learning piano, or your child is getting lessons for the first time, it’s important to be aware of common mistakes that beginner pianists make. Most of the time students progress much slower than they need to because they are making mistakes that misuse their precious time. Don’t be one of those people. 1. Playing Too Fast This is definitely the number one problem among new and young pianists. Playing the piano isn’t a race. The reason …

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How Long Should You Practice Each Day

How Long Should You Practice Each Day

Consistency Music is not learned in a day. Practicing many hours one day does not make up for missed practice on other days. Most learning is done while you sleep. There have been many studies that have found that a night of sleep can trigger significant performance improvements to a motor skill. The More Difficult the Skill the More Important Sleep Is One particular study tested participants on finger-tapping exercises. They found groups that did simple patterns with one hand …

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