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 […]