3 Ways to Find Motivation to Practice Your Instrument

Nobody’s perfect. Sometimes it can be difficult to find motivation to practice your instrument as often as you should.

If you find yourself feeling uninspired, try these three ways to rediscover your passion for music, and fall back in love with your chosen instrument.
1. Go and See Some Live Music

If you’re a guitarist, head to […]

Free Tab Download for Beginner Guitarists

Playing the guitar is unlike anything else: it’s challenging and rewarding, frustrating and fun, disastrous and successful all at once. And, these ups and downs can be even more pronounced when you’re just starting out.

That’s why Liverpool Academy of Music Director Steve Flack has put together two free tab playlist downloads for beginner guitarists. […]

Online Guitar Lessons at Steve Flack’s Guitar Academy

Looking for good quality, easy to follow online guitar lessons by an experienced guitar teacher? Look no further.

The Liverpool Academy of Music’s own Director Steve Flack has launched the Steve Flack Guitar Academy.

He’s now ready to share his passion for teaching guitar with people around Australia, and the globe.
Online Guitar Lessons: 10 Iconic Songs […]

Study Finds Health Benefits of Learning an Instrument for Seniors

A study out of the Western Sydney University’s MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development has found numerous benefits of learning an instrument for seniors.

Even a small amount of social singing or playing an instrument can have staggering, lasting effects on those aged 65 and over.
The Study
Music and psychology researcher Dr Jennifer MacRitchie organised […]

5 Life Lessons Learning Piano Will Teach You

Learning piano is a challenging pastime. Mastering hand positions, scales, pedals, and complex compositions can be time-consuming and frustrating. However, if you stick with it, you will be rewarded with more than just music.

Here are five life lessons learning piano will teach you.
1. Start Slowly
When it comes to learning a new piece of music […]

Music Lessons: The Ideal Age to Learn an Instrument

Music lessons are a fantastic way for children to express themselves and gain confidence, but what age should they begin?

There are two main schools of thought on the issue: get them started as early as possible, or wait until they are old enough to decide themselves.

Let’s have a look a both.
Music Lessons: Start As […]

7 Ways Playing Guitar will Benefit Your Body and Mind

Ever noticed how focused and relaxed guitar players look on stage? Or how some guitarists (think Keith Richards) seem to live forever?

Turns out playing guitar will benefit your body and mind in more ways you could imagine. Let’s take a look.
1. Minimise Stress
We all get stressed out from time to time – there’s no […]

Is Practicing Scales and Arpeggios Important?

Yes, it certainly is!

While it may not be your favourite thing to do, practicing scales and arpeggios is an important technical exercise, particularly during the first couple of years of playing.

Trust me – you’ll thank yourself later for sticking with it.
Why Practicing Scales and Arpeggios is Important
Before we get started, let’s clarify the difference […]

5 Ways to Deal With Nerves Before a Music Performance

Nerves before a music performance are not uncommon. In fact, feeling stressed or anxious can be an issue for beginners and seasoned performers alike.

Here are a few tips to help you deal with nerves, so you can perform your best and have fun.
1. Pick the Right Song
Be realistic about your abilities as a musician […]

Play an Instrument, Relieve Stress

Stress is detrimental to both our physical and mental health. When we’re busy with work or school, stress can build up and have a negative impact on our quality of life. We need to ensure we set time aside to relieve our stress, and sitting down to play an instrument is an effective and […]