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 […]

Here’s One for Slash Fans

If you’re a big fan of Slash (former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses), then you’ll love the guitar lesson included with next month’s edition of the Australian Guitar magazine.

Director and Guitar teacher Steve Flack from the Liverpool Academy of Music has transcribed the music from Slash’s solo from his hit Rocket Queen and […]

Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes Live at the Brass Monkey

Want to witness rock and blues guitar music from some of the very best guitarists in the world, all in one place? Come along to Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes live at the Brass Monkey in Cronulla.

Steve Flack, alongside guest guitarists Dom Turner from Backsliders, Dennis Wilson from Kahvas Jute, Brad Carr from Choirboys, and […]

Study Finds Learning an Instrument Greatly Benefits Children’s Development

Parents, have we got news for you!

One of the largest studies into the effect of learning an instrument on the brain has revealed something remarkable: as well as refining fine motor skills, learning an instrument is incredibly beneficial to a child’s emotional and behavioural development.

The study, conducted by the University of Vermont College of […]

Our Student Brendan Barr Playing Clapton Classic

We’re really proud of all our students and their achievements. Brendan’s worked hard and is playing really well. In this video he plays Director Steve Flack’s arrangement of Eric Clapton’s Tears In Heaven, the tune he will play for his HSC Music Performance Exam. Take a look at his performance – and let’s wish […]

The Wonderful World of Guitars

It’s said that 10% of the world’s population plays guitar at some level, which would make it one the most popular things to do on earth.   So, if you play guitar you’ll be in plenty of company. That’s massive!

It’s a wonderfully rewarding and fun thing to do.  But what sort of guitar should you […]