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The positives of learning music online

March 31st, 2021 by Magesh

I have had a great career as a professional drummer working for artists like Lionel Richie, Ricky Martin, Rhianna, Chris Brown and host of other pop stars. I have also taught drumming for over 20 years. When COVID-19 struck I noticed a lot of music stores quickly started giving lessons online. The sudden change had teething problems for both students and teachers when it came to things like audio/video software and timetable issues for international students. 
I want to share some tips with you to get the most out of having drum lessons online.

1. What type of device should I use?

Obviously phones and tablets are the most popular devices because of how portable they are. Although I strongly recommend using a laptop computer for taking online drum lessons. The reason behind this is the drum set has many parts unlike a guitar. If you take guitar lessons the teacher only needs to see your hands and the guitar. If I'm teaching a student and can see their hands I m... Read More »

Which Exam Board Do I Choose For My Child’s Guitar Exams? 

September 5th, 2020 by Cassie Steele

45% of CHILDREN WHO WANT TO LEARN AN INSTRUMENT choose the guitar. It is such a versatile instrument and lends itself well to any style of music from rock to classical. You can purchase an acoustic or basic electric guitar relatively cheaply, and it is of course, unlike the piano, a portable instrument, which is great for practising anywhere. Many guitar tutors encourage their students to take examinations or grades when they are learning. These grades give students something formal to work towards, as well as providing them with A GREAT SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT. There are many different exam boards to choose from though, each covering different styles and techniques.

RSL Awards

RSL (Rockschool Ltd) are... Read More »

8 Useful Tips to Learn Music at Home

December 6th, 2019 by Ronald Ross

Learning music is easier than you think and can be learned at home without any tutors or expensive classes. We have been blessed with the internet when it comes to learning any skill including music and musical instruments.

The following tips will guide you on how to start learning music on your own.

1. Start with Music Theory Basics

To be able to master any new skill the first step must begin with its basics, the same goes for music learning. Music theory enables you to understand the structure and elements of music composition and allows you to communicate in music language. It's the foundation for your music learning and you must be thorough with it in order to make your learning process simpler and easier

2. Conduct Thorough Online Research... Read More »

Debunking Myths On Learning To Play An Instrument Later In Life

August 9th, 2019 by Cassidy Welling

Learning to play an instrument decreases THE RISK OF AGE-RELATED MENTAL DECLINE as well as hearing loss, according to a number of studies. In fact, many people into their 50's and 60's report positive changes on both their mental and physical states, as well as their overall well-being. There are many misconceptions about LEARNING TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT, especially when it comes to adult education, but there are truthfully a number of reasons that prove it's never too late to learn.

The Brain Can Always Change

Perhaps one of the biggest myths surrounding the later learning of a musical instrument is the common belief that the brain is set in its ways after puberty. In fact, the BRAIN MAINTAINS ITS ABILITY... Read More »

Learning The Ukulele - A Stepping Stone to Reading Music

July 24th, 2019 by Cassidy Welling

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, British primary schools focused music teaching on singing, percussion and the one instrument that parents dreaded hearing - the descant recorder. They were cheap to buy and practically indestructible. Although the sound of London's Burning being played on a recorder was an acquired taste, the instrument helped with one thing - it could be used to teach children to read music. THE UKULELE GOES ONE STEP FURTHER than this - not only can it be played as a melodic instrument, but you can play chords too and even singalong. It's a very versatile instrument and easy to learn no matter what age you are.

The basic patterns of music

Learning the basic patterns of... Read More »

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