So you’re a beginner in violin or perhaps a parent of a beginner violin student. You have a modest budget and are interested in purchasing a 1/4 violin between $150 to $250 for yourself/your child. But you don’t know where to look. Buy from a reputable string instrument retailer and […]
This is not a precise “how to get into the music industry” manual. Anyone who knows anything about the music business knows the difficulties when trying to ‘make it big’ and the pitfalls if you are lucky enough to get there. What this article does it give pointers as to […]
Second part in a piano video tutorial series on the song ‘New Day’. This lesson looks at the opening melody using the right hand and the accompanying left hand chords.
Music selection for an exam/audition is one of the most important you can do. Choose easy pieces and you might be accused of “playing it safe” Choose harder ones and you might be criticised for overextending yourself or being overambitious. Then there’s choosing pieces that you can play but […]
Getting lost among the billions of videos already viewed on YouTube each day is quite easy so in order to stand out, use the following ten tips (in no particular order) for creating a plan and turning your YouTube channel into a hub for conversation and interaction. 1. Customise Your […]
One of the most important aspects in teaching improvisation is to create a situation where the pupil feels safe from negativity. They have to feel that errors are part of the learning process. This in turn, will build confidence and trust – the most important aspect in a teacher-pupil relationship. […]
By Andy Feldman: Flamenco is one of the most inspirational guitar styles anyone can learn. Part of the attraction is that flamenco is one of the oldest and most recognisable classical styles, and even guitarists who play hard rock and metal styles can benefit from learning flamenco chords and playing […]
The importance of choosing the right music course cannot be overestimated. It is an obvious point that would scarecely need stating if it wasn’t for the number of students I’ve met who have told me they regretted what they studied because either it did not lead to the career […]