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Now Available at Lessonface: Self-Paced Courses

A new learning format is now available at Lessonface: Self-Paced Courses! Courses for guitar, bass guitar, strings, winds, and music theory are available for immediate enrollment. A few of the courses are entirely free. As a celebration of the launch of this new feature, the paid courses will be 25% off until the end of February - use the promo code SPCLaunch to apply the discount.

Review & Walkthrough of the Novation Launchkey 61 MK3

For those interested in writing or performing music electronically, the world of MIDI opens up all sorts of possibilities. While we’re still on the verge of MIDI 2.0, MIDI controllers have gotten sleeker and easier to use over time.

From how many keys on your controller (and weighted or not), to whether or not you want native DAW integration, transport controls, faders, pots, pads, aftertouch, and more, there’s a lot to think about when deciding what MIDI keyboard controller might work best for you.

Six Things to Keep In Mind When Setting Goals

Setting goals isn’t always easy! It can feel overwhelming to figure out the specifics needed to reach the potential we envision. Working with a great teacher can help, and, fortunately, these teachers all have some great advice on goal creation no matter your stage of learning.

 

The January Snapshot

The first step to achieving a goal is setting it. Now is the time to get started. Set up a time (trial or paid lesson) with a teacher at Lessonface. During your session, record a clip of how you are playing now. Discuss where you'd like to be, and come up with a plan to get there. 

The January Snapshot of your playing will be attached to your lesson, and you can come back at any time over the next weeks and years and see how much progress you've made.

Lessonface 2023 Year in Review

Guided by our mission of helping students achieve their goals, while treating teachers equitably, Lessonface has continued to build as a meetingplace for music, language, and arts lessons in 2023, our eleventh year in operations. Last week, the 100,000th user registered! For an inside look, check out our newest how-it-works video.

How to Play Silent Night on Fingerstyle Guitar

Silent Night for Classical Guitar Tutorial free tab notation

How to Play Silent Night on Fingerstyle Guitar

Leah Kruszewski demonstrates how to play a beautiful fingerstyle arrangement of Silent Night in this short tutorial video.

Learn Directly from Alex Skolnick!

For a limited time, here at Lessonface, the incredible guitarist Alex Skolnick is available for one-on-one guitar lessons! Book now, while availability lasts.
 

Holiday Gifts: Make or Buy?

The holidays are right around the corner! If you’re thinking about holiday gifts for friends and family and feeling crafty, why not make consider making something this year? Or, for those who prefer learning & doing things for themselves, give the lasting gift of experience with enriching classes or lessons.

What to Expect in Your First Online Lesson

Hundreds of new students connect to the great teachers on Lessonface each month. If you're considering taking the plunge into online lessons, you may be wondering what to expect in that first lesson. We asked teachers to share what they typically do in first lessons, and what students should know about getting started. 

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