Piano Accordion and Piano Teacher Spotlight – Julie

Instruments:  Piano Accordion & Piano
 

 
The Piano Accordion – A Father’s Gift For Life
 

The major influence in Julie’s life was her Ukrainian born father, who played the accordion in Ukraine and Poland, during World War II, entertaining military personnel.

 

 
When Julie was 13, her father brought home a small black 80 bass Settimio Soprani  Piano Accordion, […]

Violin & Piano Teacher Spotlight – Maja Petrovski

 

“What I play I feel through emotions and relive directly.
That magic is forwarded to the audience and mostly has a positive impact on listeners
– even when the composition is a Lullaby” – Maja Petrovski

 
Storytelling through the magic of melody
Maja Petrovski is a highly accomplished violinist and pianist originally from Serbia. Although she now calls […]

Learn to sing: 5 signs you were born to sing

Should I learn to sing? If you’ve had this thought before, now’s the time to take action. Anyone can develop a full, versatile singing voice – whether your end goal is to perform musical theatre, front a rock’n’roll band, or anything in between.

If you’re still on the fence about taking the next step and […]

Is piano hard to learn? 4 things you should know

According to the ABRSM – the UK’s largest music education body – piano is the most popular instrument to learn. But is piano hard to learn?

The answer depends on a number of factors, for example, your musical background, your goals, and your work ethic. If you can already read music, you’ll certainly find playing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Types of Bass Instruments

There are two main types of bass instruments:

The upright bass, which is held and played vertically.
The bass guitar, which is held and played horizontally.

The upright bass and bass guitar are used in many genres of music, and are usually tuned to the same notes: E1, A1, D2, and G2.
The Upright Bass
Upright basses, […]

What is the World’s Loudest Instrument?

Have you ever wondered what the world’s loudest instrument is?

The question is not so simple to answer. Here are a couple of different perspectives.
Loudest Instrument in the Orchestra
If we focus on just the instruments within a standard orchestra, there are two front-runners: the trumpet and the trombone.

More often than not, the trumpet is the […]