Tips & Ideas

Tagged with Classical
09/18/2019 - 11:58pm by Torioboe
If you're a first-time oboe reed buyer, there are a number of ways you can obtain oboe reeds depending on where you are and believe it or not - how you decided to play oboe in the first place!*1. Are... Read More
09/27/2018 - 9:09pm by jazkitten
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
01/26/2018 - 12:19pm by ChaseG
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
11/14/2017 - 8:49am by Sharonian
PRACTICINGby Sharon L. Stohrer Daily Regimen:• Sing when you are fresh and awake—preferably late morning or early afternoon. If practicing follows a full working/study day, see if you can take a... Read More
08/15/2017 - 4:14pm by sweetharmony
If you think you can remember everything your private teacher tells you during your lessons, think again! When I was in music school, my private teacher required that I tape my lessons and listen... Read More
04/30/2017 - 1:08pm by Jennhines
Hi! My name is Jennifer Hines and I am moving back to Long Beach where I grew up. I have 3 degrees from the Juilliard school and I placed out of eight years of piano at Juilliard as well. I have... Read More
03/09/2016 - 12:02pm by Spanhour
Anticipating your first violin or viola lesson can be an exciting time! Follow the below points to get the most out of the lesson experience: 1. You will need your own instrument. I recommend... Read More
03/07/2016 - 12:46pm by JohnOkeefeMusic
When taking Piano Lessons, students can be Challenged to set goals and given the tools to evaluate progress and meet those goals on their own. Studies have shown this benefits both children and... Read More
03/01/2016 - 1:46pm by mindfulmusic
Choosing a music teacher can be a difficult task. You want to make sure that the teacher is going to fit all of your needs and goals, and has your best interest in mind. There are many styles to... Read More
10/14/2015 - 9:51am by scott1ms
I remember my first lessons on many of the things I love to do. Piano, drum set, orchestral percussion, even kickboxing. I was so excited to start doing it like the people I heard on the radio or saw... Read More