About Steve Flack

Steve Flack, Academy Director, guitar teacher and founder of group Guitar Heroes, holds A.Mus.A with the Australian Music Examination Board (A.M.E.B) and is a L.T.C.L (Licentiate Trinity College London) for classical guitar. He is well known in the music industry for his in-depth interviews with world famous guitar players and has played with many Australian iconic bands.

How to make music practice fun

The only way to get better at something is to practice, right? Practicing your instrument regularly is crucial if you are to improve and reach your full musical potential – but what if you simply don’t enjoy it? What if practicing becomes something you dread, just another chore that takes away from hanging out […]

7 Benefits of music for children

The benefits of music for children are vast and many – especially for those that engage in music actively by learning an instrument. If you are considering signing your child up for music lessons, here are seven potentially life-changing benefits you can expect.
1. Fosters a sense of responsibility
Most instruments require some level of maintenance […]

Why learning an instrument should be at the top of your New Year’s Resolutions list

2020 is right around the corner. We all know what that means: New Year’s Resolutions.

Maybe you want to hit the gym more often or spend more time with your family. Perhaps you’re hoping to reduce your household’s waste, spend less on non-necessities, or save up enough money to book an overseas holiday.

While these are […]

What can I expect from a private music lesson?

Have you scheduled your first private music lesson? Have you been tossing up whether or not to take the plunge and get started? Are you hoping to convince your child to learn an instrument?

If you answered yes to any of the above, it’s only natural to feel a little curious about what, exactly, goes […]

Only settle for the best music teachers – here’s why

So, you’ve decided to learn an instrument. Now, you are on the hunt for music lessons. Whatever you do, only settle for the very best music teachers.

If you end up with an unreliable, unskilled, unprofessional music teacher, you aren’t giving yourself the support you need to reach your goals and excel.

Here are four detrimental […]

Why are musicians smart? The truth behind the assumption

Why are musicians smart? Does playing an instrument make you smarter? Or, are smarter people more likely to invest time and resources into playing music?

In this article, we’ll explore the assumption that musicians are smarter than the average, non-musical population. You’ll be happy to know that there is some truth behind the myth.

Let’s get […]

Beginner guitarist advice: should you start with acoustic or electric?

The prospect of learning the guitar is an incredibly exciting one. Playing an instrument of any sort means embarking on a life-long journey. It means learning a new skill, taking time out for yourself, and exploring your creative potential.

As a total newbie, you might be looking for some reliable beginner guitarist advice – for […]

How to maintain your guitar

If you want to get the most out of your guitar, regular care and maintenance is a must. Sound quality, longevity, and playing experience are all dependant on how well you look after your instrument.

While the guitar may seem like a pretty low-maintenance instrument, a few quick and easy habits will ensure it looks, […]

Learn to sing: 5 signs you were born to sing

Should I learn to sing? If you’ve had this thought before, now’s the time to take action. Anyone can develop a full, versatile singing voice – whether your end goal is to perform musical theatre, front a rock’n’roll band, or anything in between.

If you’re still on the fence about taking the next step and […]

Is piano hard to learn? 4 things you should know

According to the ABRSM – the UK’s largest music education body – piano is the most popular instrument to learn. But is piano hard to learn?

The answer depends on a number of factors, for example, your musical background, your goals, and your work ethic. If you can already read music, you’ll certainly find playing […]