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.
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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 […]

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 […]