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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. 

Teacher Spotlight: Ray Suhy

Ray Suhy has been teaching guitar for over 25 years. He attended Berklee College of Music and The New School Jazz Program and currently tours with Six Feet Under (Metal Blade Records) as well as the Ray Suhy-Lewis Porter Quartet (Sunnyside Records). He is a student favorite on Lessonface and this month’s Teacher Spotlight! We caught up with him via email:

8 Classical Pieces I Love for Halloween

Halloween is nearly here!  And if you’re looking for spooky, scary or creepy music, you’re in luck.  Here’s a list of my top 8 classical pieces for Halloween.  If the music alone doesn’t scare you, just read about the stories that accompany the music. What's more, you can download free sheet music for numbers 6, 5 and 1.

#8 The Erlking - Franz Schubert

This art-song paints a picture of riding on horseback through the woods at night, trying to get away from the ominous Erlking.

Teacher Spotlight: Sara Landeau

Sara Landeau is a guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, educator, writer, composer, and sound artist. She is currently the touring guitarist with Bikini Kill.  She has received an MFA in Sonic Arts from CUNY Brooklyn College, where she is an adjunct professor, and has worked across a broad spectrum of music mediums. She is a founding member, co-songwriter, and lead guitarist of The Julie Ruin (Hardly Art/SubPop), achieved top 10 chart hits, has performed on Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and has songs featured in films and commercials.

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