There’s an old tale that says once you’ve turned 18 years old, you can no longer pursue the dream of learning a new instrument. We can’t pick things up as quickly, we don’t have the appropriate time to practice or have limited motivation - these are all stories we tell ourselves to make us feel a bit better about staying within our comfort zones.
Forget these excuses! It takes one decision (and a bit of a daily push) to give your life some new color and sound. Here are a few tips on how to set yourself on the right path.
A picky eater has his dessert. An Olympian athlete has her winning performance. And a music student has his ABRSM exam certificate. All of these are incentives which push the individual towards action for a desired end goal.
As the new school year greets us, some may find themselves excited and ready to embark on new musicals paths! As it happens, most of the auditions for one of the world’s most prestigious music school, Berklee College of Music are to be scheduled November 2017 - March 2018.
It is absolutely important for a prospective student to prepare as best as possible in order to get positive results. Our popular Berklee alumna and faculty (Berklee Day Sessions) Yonit Spiegelman shared a few thoughts about her lessons of Berklee Audition prep:
Lessonface's newest staff member is fall 2017 intern, Yohannah Franco. She plays piano beautifully, as you can see in the above video, and shares her musical story with us here. Welcome to Lessonface, Yohannah!
Do you have a young child who just can't wait to start online guitar lessons this fall? Students age five to seven need more parental involvement than most, especially at the beginning. Learn these fundamentals so that you can help your child start off right.
When to Embrace Written Music and When to Get Away from the Page
If you're wondering whether reading music is important to your (or your child's) guitar education, you'll quickly discover conflicting philosophies. A classical guitarist may tell you that reading music is essential to understanding the guitar and communicating with other musicians. A rock, blues, or folk guitarist may tell you that reading music is an unnecessary burden that distracts from musical expression. They may even cite you a list of famous guitarists who can't read a note.