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How Much Should You Practice Your Instrument?

How much should you practice a day?

In order to answer the question of “How much practice is enough?” we've broken it down into three categories of musicians: professionals, aspiring pros, and casual musicians/beginners.

Lalana Martin Rocks Joe’s Pub

LessonFace Voice Coach Lalana Martin Performs at Joe's Pub

Lalana Martin stopped performing regularly after she moved to New York to found the Vocal Workout Singing School, but she never left her stage presence behind. She put that presence to work Thursday night, Jan. 31, at New York City’s Joe’s Pub.

Great Music Ed. NGOs You Can Support

Lessonface.com Supports Music Education in Public Schools

While the budget never seems to go down for Congressional salaries, budget cuts continually drain away music programs in public schools. There are countless studies that show why music education benefits students (as well as adult learners) in numerous manners, but that doesn’t seem to matter to our politicians. So, what are we going to do about it? Let music education disappear?

The Violin Teacher View of Online Music Lessons

Pauline Lerner, Violin and Fiddle Teacher at LessonFace.com

I’ve been giving lessons by Skype for almost a year now, and I’ve discovered a lot of interesting things about this kind of teaching. Skype has been great, but I decided to start using Lessonface to see if there was a better online platform for my students, and I’m really happy to teach on Lessonface.com.

The Future Of Online Education

A Ukulele Lesson at Lessonface.com

Online learning isn’t just a term buzzing around at Lessonface headquarters. With budget cuts hacking public education to pieces like an axe, politicians at the highest level are seeking solutions. With its lower costs and equal or better results, online learning has proven to be an opportunity for the bold.

Five Questions With Bass Guitarist Cristian Tisselli

Cristian Tisselli, Bass Guitar Teacher at LessonFaace.com

Cristian Tisselli is a native of Argentina, but is currently packing his bags to move to sunny Los Angeles. He’s a supreme bassist with the skill to play a wide range of genres, including jazz, pop, rock, Latin, and beyond. Cristian teaches both in English and Spanish, so if you want to practice un poco while you improve your bass abilities, he’s your man. You can also read more about Cristian in No Treble Magazine, where he was featured as a name to know in the bass world.

Three Songs To Celebrate MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this truly important holiday we celebrate the life and accomplishments of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We’ve seen major changes since he served as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, and his impact only grows as time marches on. Many have thanked the late leader for all he achieved and helped make possible in song, but we’ve chosen just a few worthy of high praise for today. Each tune was written about Dr. King, with references subtle or otherwise. Thanks, MLK! 

“Happy Birthday,” by Stevie Wonder

Five Questions With Vocal Master Lalana Martin

Lalana Martin, Vocal Teacher at LessonFace.com

Lalana Martin is a name to know in the music industry. She grew up in the midst of the soul music era, and the depth of her voice and instruction were informed by this unique time. At the age of just 16 Lalana was accepted to Berklee College of Music, where she studied vocals prior to leaving to tour with the great Barry White.

What’s New With Lessonface In 2013?

If it's music, learn it at Lessonface.com

Since YOLO is now old hat, in 2013 our motto is “If it’s music, learn it at Lessonface.com."

Five Questions With NYC Beatboxer Grey Matter

Grey Matter, Beatboxing Teacher at Lessonface.com

Grey Matter, born Andrew Gutterson, is an underground New York beatboxing savant. He’s a skilled teacher, as evidenced by his beatboxing tutorial series, which has been viewed over 5,000,000 times, and has the charisma to connect with huge names in the music industry. He’s worked with Justin Bieber on MTV and Cee Lo Green for a 7 Up commercial, and had work featured on Showtime and BET. He’s performed for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Jaleel White (best known for playing the infamous Steve Urkel), and frequents Long Island’s 5 Pointz, the Mecca of graffiti where music legends such as Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow, Rahzel, and Joan Jett stop by. We spoke with Grey Matter, who described himself as “a regular, chill guy who makes noise with his mouth,” for this week’s Five Questions.

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