What Makes a Great Musician?

What separates a good musician from a great musician?

Well, playing music is a multi-dimensional task. Each dimension requires exploration, attention, and regular practice. Once you begin to understand how each unique part works together, you’ll be on the path to excellence.

Let’s have a look at these different dimensions. You’ll be surprised how much you […]

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 […]

5 Tips for Learning a Difficult Song

I’m sure you might agree that not all songs come to us easily. Learning a difficult song can be time-consuming and frustrating.

Here are five tips to try that will make learning a difficult song a little easier. Good luck!
1. Slow Down
A great way to ease yourself into a difficult song is to slow the […]

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 […]

3 Tips for Playing Music with Others

There’s no denying it – playing music is so much fun, especially if you’re playing along with other like-minded musicians.

Beginners and seasoned musicians alike can learn to collaborate with others to create a richer, more complex musical project. No only will this allow you to explore your musical creativity, but also make friends in […]

The Many Roles of the Guitar in Music

Did you know that 10% of the worlds population have, at one time or another, picked up and played a guitar? That’s about 712 million guitarists.

The roles of the guitar in both classical and popular music are incredibly versatile, making it one of the most exciting and rewarding instruments to learn. As well as […]

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 […]

Music Lessons: Deciding Which Instrument to Learn

Music lessons have tremendous benefits on your or your child’s social, developmental and personal well-being. If you’ve decided to take the plunge and begin your musical journey, you’ll need to decide which instrument to learn.

Some beginner musicians gravitate toward an instrument, others don’t. Here’s a few things to consider when deciding which instrument is […]

How a Piano Works

Have you every wondered how a piano works?

There are 7,500 parts in every piano, and these parts work together to form a sound unlike any other instrument – a sound produced by both string and percussion elements.
When You Press a Key
The key is the short end of a much longer lever. When you press the […]

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 […]