Music Lessons Near Scottsdale, AZ

Music Lessons Near Scottsdale, AZ

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Audition like a pro. Sometimes we get so nervous we forget to ask the basics - like even where the audition is, or what the part is, if there are sides available or song styles we should keep in mind... Read More
Be sure to begin and end your practice day with high standards, but always playing easily with a beautiful sound. Don't push your lip, play as easily and possible, esp. the first note of each figure... Read More
1.KEEP IT FUN Always try to keep it fun. Music is a wonderful activity. Try to avoid any negative feelings on what the young pianist is working on as this will directly effect his/her progress and in... Read More
Start by identifying which of these subjects interests you. Look online for software that is compatible with your computer (Mac or PC). Most software tools have a free version that you can try out... Read More
Being a Jazz improviser I use an improvised approach to warming up. Set a metronome to a moderate pace. Begin improvising quarter notes. Focus on even notes and control the volume. Stay as relaxed... Read More

Articles

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on... Read More
Lukas Foss told me once (by way of justifying his reorchestrating of parts of Beethoven’s Eroica prior to a Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra rehearsal he was conducting) that, as far as he was concerned... Read More
Reading music and playing a musical instrument is a complex activity that comprises motor and multisensory (auditory, visual, and somatosensory) integration in a unique way. Music has also a well-... Read More
"Should I sing in the next voice recital?" I often get asked. The answer is a resounding' "Yes!" Why Sing for my Voice Studio's Recital? There are many benefits! - An Opportunity to Share... Read More