Tips & Ideas

08/05/2020 - 12:42pm EDT by
Steven Saulls
PRACTICING General Guidelines 1. HAVE A SPECIAL TIME set aside each day for your practice session. The more consistent you are in the time of day and amount of practice, the more... Read More
11/30/2018 - 6:20pm EST by
Rebecca Downs
Believe it or not, you need to protect your voice every time you lift weights. Think about it. What do you do when you are lifting weights? If you are lifting correctly, then you are pushing... Read More
09/27/2018 - 9:09pm EDT by
Rebecca Downs
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
02/06/2017 - 3:20am EST by
Andy Wasserman
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 EST by
John O'Keefe
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
10/28/2015 - 1:32pm EDT by
Jerry La Rosa
1. FIRST LESSON-BEFORE YOU EVEN PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE KEYBOARD…Look at your hands. The thumbs are number 1. Proceed in order of 1, 2, 3 ,4 and 5. Notice how this order naturally provides motion in... Read More
08/14/2015 - 3:57pm EDT by
Alan 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
03/28/2015 - 5:55pm EDT by
Daron Aric Hagen
About fifteen years ago, I ceased teaching composition pupils in a traditional academic setting. Of course, I still give private lessons and master classes, but faculty meetings and curriculum... Read More
07/13/2013 - 10:09am EDT by
Ghenady Meirson
Greatness lives and shines in live performances. I am a fan of "live" both in concerts and recorded live. The word 'authenticity' is big and overused. Without getting philosophical, it is a huge... Read More
05/21/2013 - 1:37am EDT by
Beverly Holt Guth
There are way too many myths about making music for an audience! Most performers seem to think that a profound performance came about by luck. I don't think so! We should always plan adequate... Read More

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