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.

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 […]

3 reasons people give up learning an instrument (and how to beat them)

There’s no denying it – learning an instrument can be a real challenge. When you start out, it can feel like you’re facing an entirely new language. As you progress, you may find yourself unmotivated or frustrated. Those feelings are normal. It’s what you do after they pass that counts.

In this article, we’ll look […]

4 surprising health benefits of learning a woodwind instrument

Thinking of learning a woodwind instrument – this includes recorders, oboes, clarinets, flutes, saxophones, and bassoons? Well, did you know that learning one of these instruments will improve more than just your musical understanding and technique?

In this article, we’ll share with you four surprising health benefits of learning a woodwind instrument. It’s incredible stuff, […]

Answer these questions to find out which instrument you should learn

We may be biased, but here at the Liverpool Academy of Music, we believe everyone should learn an instrument. It’s great for your health, your mental well-being, and your self-confidence.

The thing is, if you’re not already drawn to a particular instrument, it can be tricky to decide which is best for you. The following […]

What to expect when starting Initial Grade Lessons

Always wanted to learn an instrument and are finally ready to take the plunge? Maybe your child is excited to kick-start their musical career. Either way, you may be wondering what exactly you can expect from the Trinity College London’s Initial Grade.

In this article, I’ll share with you a bit more information on Initial […]

5 tips for playing piano in front of an audience

Do you have a performance, recital, or Trinity College London exam coming up? Are you feeling a little nervous, and wondering how you can improve your chances of playing piano perfectly? We are here to help.

It’s only natural to feel anxious before playing piano in front of an audience. In this article, we’ll share […]