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Crafting the Perfect Practice Session

Practice Advice from Leah

Try this exercise for a week: Each time you set your instrument down after practicing, write down exactly what you can do now that you couldn’t do at the start of the session.  If you have doubts about whether you have accomplished anything concrete, or even if you have trouble articulating what it is, odds are you are not practicing correctly.  Follow these steps to refine your approach to practicing and accelerate your progress.

Five Tips For Acing Your Berklee Audition

Berklee College of Music Ensemble Building, By Twp

So, you want to get into Berklee College of Music? Here’s what you’ll need to know and do in order to give the best audition possible, straight from the experts: Berklee alumni and professors teaching on Lessonface.com.

How To Learn New Music

New music in the sunshine on a guitar

Learning a piece of music well requires careful, focused attention from the very beginning.  A sloppy, undisciplined start is an invitation for mistakes, corrections, and almost certain frustration later on.  The more discipline and care you put into learning a piece correctly, the better you will play it and the more you will enjoy it.  

Guitar Guide for Beginners

Guitar options

How to Select and Care for Your First Instrument

for acoustic, classical, and flamenco students

Buying your first guitar can be daunting.  You need a decent instrument, but you don’t know how to recognize one.  You’re excited to start playing, but you don’t want to spend a fortune before you know you’ll stick with it.  Here are the important points to consider in choosing your first guitar and making it last for years.  

Tips for Teachers: Cultivating A Fun and Successful Lesson Environment

Tips for Teachers

All teachers want their students to enjoy lessons and be successful in music.  
Asking the right questions at key points in their development will help your students get the most out of their studies with you.

Managing Your Music Lesson Nerves

Managing Your Music Lesson Nerves

Managing Your Music Lesson Nerves

“But I played it perfectly during practice!”  

Back-to-School for the Young Clarinetist

Watercolors of clarinets

green clarinet watercolorIt's almost time to head back-to-school!

One of the things your child might be excited about is finally getting to join band/orchestra and make some music! Whether playing in an ensemble or as a soloist, creating music can be one of the most gratifying experiences in life.

Perfecting Your Repertoire: How to Practice Until You Can't Get It Wrong

“An amateur practices until he gets it right; a professional practices until he can’t get it wrong” 

Encouraging Your Young Guitarist

Left handed boy with guitar

For Parents of Young Guitarists Ages Nine to Thirteen

If your young guitarist has shown a persistent love of music, the preteen years are a great time to nurture those interests more intensely.  If they pursue music as a career, rounding out their education now will be a huge help later on.  And if they change their dream-career a dozen more times, few extracurriculars nurture the developing mind as completely as a musical education can.  

New Classes and Courses!

We are excited to announce the release of over a dozen new introductory courses available on Lessonface! We've created these hour-long courses with great teachers from the Lessonface community in the Lessonface studio this spring, and add them to our already rich catalog of more advanced courses. The courses will introduce newcomers to the instrument, and are affordably priced at only $5.95 (there are a few courses that are priced higher, see the details on the course pages).


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