Practice makes perfect, right? Almost. Practice is always central to any improvement in playing your musical instrument. Practice by itself is not enough though. To make genuine improvement you need to modify the old saying slightly. From: “Practice makes perfect.” To: “Perfect practice makes perfect.” It’s a small but very important difference. What it means [...]
“What do I need to get started?” Getting started is half the battle, but it need not break the bank. The size of the person has a little to do with it as smaller kids six years and up can generally kick off on a ½ or ¾ size classical guitar which start from around [...]
Keyboard/Piano players need an Instrument to practice on, Hemmingway Keyboards start at $169.00 But the $249.00 model is better for learning on as it has touch response so that students can develop expression in their playing. A lesson book as recommended by the teacher and that’s about it, they are good to go.
As a music teacher one of the most common questions I got was “How much do I need to practice?” Well, the simple answer to that is “How good would you like to be?” I say it’s the simple answer because there are many factors involved but usually it all comes back to putting in [...]
Band competitions can be a great way to get some stage experience and to get your music in front of a crowd. I’ve had the pleasure a few times of stage managing a band competition. The last one in particular was a great experience. There was some great young talent on display playing some really good [...]
Now that you’ve decided to have drum lessons, the first question that springs to mind is “What do I need to get started?” Surprisingly little is the answer. Sure you could lash out and buy yourself an expensive drum kit with all the extra’s. In reality though, no one wants to spend a fortune learning [...]
A few years back I had the honour of being a judge at a 2 day Country Music Talent Contest. The standard was quite high which really made the task very hard. I did notice though, just like Band Competitions, that many of the contestants were making small but not unimportant mistakes that could have lifted [...]
Quiet Practice for Drummers? Is that even possible? Lets face it folks, playing the drums can be a noisy experience and not all of us are blessed with a soundproof room or studio to practice in. A few years ago I lived right next door to a young drummer so I know what it is [...]
So you’ve made the decision to have music lessons. Great. Now how do you make sure that you get the absolute best value and the most progress from your lessons? Here are a few tips to help. First and foremost, ask yourself the question “What do I want out of this?” “Why am I coming [...]
We have guitar lessons on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 8pm. The lessons are one to one, not classes, so you can learn at your own pace.
More information on Guitar Lessons here…