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Photography

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A Brief Consideration of Landscape Photographers

There are certain commonalities among landscape photographers which seem to apply to most...
Songwriting

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Help With Songwriting

If you are someone who enjoys writing songs but hasn't really found their process yet then this...
Saxophone

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Saxophone: The Versatile Singer

The saxophone is a fascinating and exciting instrument with a variety of roles to fill in...
Classical Singing

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What Makes For A Powerful Singing Performance?

In performance I’m often struck by how a singer’s natural desire to sing beautifully can stand...

Fresh Articles

  • Get Out Of Your 'Comfort Zone'

    David Maxted French Horn Teacher (Manchester) Picture "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela Whilst Nelson Mandela may be an extreme example of 'stepping out of your 'Comfort Zone', the choices that he made to...
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    Colm O'Reilly Classical Violin Teacher (North West London) Picture Checkout my new website!   colmoreillyviolin.com
  • Learn To Read Music Notes Through A Game

    Tigran Grigoryan Music Theory Exams Tutor (South East London) Picture Think of the alphabet...A, B, C, D, E, F, G etc. Why can we easily tell the difference between those letters? The answer is they all look different and we don't have to remember what an E and an F look like if we need to recognise the G. With music notes, however, they all look same. Whether it...
  • Dance As A Tool For Kinaesthetic Learners

    Emilia Casarin Dance Teacher (North West London) Picture In this day and age, we constantly hear of many experienced teachers that have become motivated to think outside the box and explore the most effective teaching techniques for the different learning styles, in order to provide unique learning experiences for each student. By using a positive and...
  • Keyboard vs Electric Piano

    Em Askew Classical Piano Teacher (Salisbury) Picture I have many students who have started lessons before they were sure whether they wanted or could afford to invest in a piano. They have often asked advice as to whether to purchase a Keyboard or an Electric Piano, so here are the key differences. Electric PianosIf you can afford the cost and...
  • Motivation in Music Making

    Ilona Suomalainen Accordion Teacher (South East London) Picture As part of my Master’s degree in 2016, I completed a dissertation exploring the motivation of children and youngsters when learning an instrument. This included: what motivated students to play their instrument, which factors had a positive and negative influence on their motivation and the...
  • The Art Of Improvisation On Jazz Piano

    Ambrose Hall Jazz Piano Teacher (Ipswich) Picture When I was fifteen I first heard Oscar Peterson on the radio, and was inspired to learn to improvise jazz piano. Both my parents are professional musicians and encouraged me to study classical piano and gain a proficient technique. So after I left school I practised twelve hours a day, but I...
  • Why Choose A Conservatoire Trained Piano Teacher?

    Mrs Alice Dennis Classical Piano Teacher (Truro) Picture When choosing a music teacher for you or your child, it is very easy to go for the nearest one to your home, or the cheapest option. Whilst sometimes this works out satisfactorily, more often than not pupils either give up fairly quickly, or progress in a less than perfect way.Is it OK to start...
  • Viennese Tuning On The Double Bass

    Lewis Reid Classical Double Bass Teacher (Uxbridge) Picture The tuning we use today on the double bass hasn't always been the standard tuning. With the bass being so versatile with the amount of strings used, sometimes 3, 4 or 5 on an instrument it's no wonder that the tuning of the bass has changed so drastically compared to the rest of the violin...
  • Physical Health and Double Bass Editor's Pick

    Otto Willberg Jazz Double Bass Teacher (East London) Picture Playing the bass can be hard in a lot of ways. It takes hours and years of relentless practice and application to develop the skills that we need to become good bass players, and although this can be a struggle itself, it can also have negative affects on our physical health. Playing such a...

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