Tips & Ideas

Tagged with Jazz
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
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
02/06/2017 - 3:20am by andywasserman
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
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
08/14/2015 - 3:57pm by tauber
Bringing yourself to the drum set or to the djembe drum, dumbek conga or other instrument, means just that. It is you that is playing the drum.I do believe that inspiration from artists you admire,... Read More
04/16/2015 - 3:53pm by stugoodis
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
01/14/2015 - 11:33am by Johnny Conga
This is my curriculum for my Latin Percussion course: The study of the Conga drum, Cuban methods as taught in Cuba today which include: Also my methods developed over 30 years of teaching... Read More
09/02/2014 - 12:14pm by amybeshara
To get the most out of your investment in private music lessons, it is crucial to include "musical input" in your every day life. Musical input is simply listening to music! -Listening to... Read More