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 […]

The first 5 things beginner guitar players should learn

You’re ready to start learning guitar. That’s fantastic. You’re about to embark on a lifelong journey – it’ll be a challenge, but seriously rewarding.

To help get you started, I’ve put together five things that a beginner guitar player should learn. From how to hold your instrument to playing open chords, these basic skills are […]

Five habits that will make you a better guitarist

Looking to improve your playing technique? Developing good guitar-playing habits will help you become a better guitarist without even thinking.

So, without further ado, here are five to start working on today.
1. Step outside of your comfort zone
If you play classical guitar, give a contemporary rock song a try. If you are a passionate electric […]

How long does it take to learn guitar?

One question we hear again and again from guitar students at the Liverpool Academy is this: How long does it take to learn guitar? In other words, our aspiring guitarists want a rough timeline that details how far they will progress, and how long it will take.

Unfortunately, there is no one answer to this […]

5 Reasons to Learn Guitar in 2018

New year, new resolutions. 2018 has just begun, and the time is now to set your goals and intentions for the months to come.

If you’ve always wanted to learn guitar, put that on your list. Learning an instrument is a lifelong journey that not only gives you a new appreciation for music, but also […]

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. […]