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 […]

7 Tips for Efficient Piano Practice

Learning the piano is a complex, time-consuming undertaking, but with immense reward. Keeping up your regular practice can be difficult at times – particularly during stressful periods at work or school – but it is necessary. Here are 7 expert tips for efficient piano practice, so you can get the most out each session.
1. […]

3 Ways to Learn Guitar Songs at Home

Once you begin to feel more confident playing the guitar, you may want to expand your repertoire. The skills you have developed at music lessons will assist you in learning some of your favourite songs.

Here are three ways you can learn guitar songs at home.
1. Sheet Music
Learning to read sheet music is an invaluable skill, […]

The Incredible Effect Learning an Instrument has on the Brain

Learning an instrument will improve your brains performance in almost all other activities. Amazing, right? Well, what even more amazing is this: playing a musical instrument is the only activity that neuroscientists have studied (including playing sports, reading and painting) that has this effect.
What Makes Learning an Instrument so Special?
Solving a mathematical equation, driving, […]

Can Singing Lessons Teach the Tone Deaf to Sing?

Do you suffer from a lack of confidence in your singing voice? Don’t worry – you’re not alone.

Many people believe they are ‘tone deaf’, and that no amount of singing lessons can improve their voice. The good news is this simply isn’t true.
What Does Tone Deaf Mean?
Some believe they are tone deaf because they […]

Adult Music Lessons: Is it too Late to Learn?

There’s a saying, ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.’ But, when it comes to playing music, is that true?

There have been numerous studies on mature first-time musicians, and the conclusion is this: when it comes to learning an instrument, there is no such thing as being too old.

Adult music lessons can result […]

5 Benefits of Learning to Read Sheet Music

Many guitar teachers believe it’s old fashioned to teach students to read sheet music, but that isn’t the case. While it’s true many musicians are successful despite never learning to sight read – Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Rich, and Tony Williams to name a few – it’s an invaluable skill that we believe all musicians […]

10 Best Music Documentaries Every Musician Should Watch

Great music documentaries are an art form in themselves. Not only are they entertaining, they are educational and inspiring.

Here’s a list of the 10 best music documentaries we believe every musician should watch.

Bob Dylan

1. Don’t Look Back (1967)
This insightful documentary follows musical genius, Bob Dylan, as a young man on tour in England in […]