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Closeup of a bassist playing his bass guitar.

3 Tips to Strengthen Your Hands

by Phil Barrow January 23, 2017 Helpful Tips

There’s nothing quite as painful (both literally and figuratively) as not being able to jam out on an instrument until

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A young asian girl performing on her violin at a music recital.

How to Prepare for Your First Recital

by Phil Barrow January 06, 2017 Helpful Tips, Motivation

An upcoming recital can bring out a lot of emotions in a person, especially if it’s your first recital. You

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A young girl takes a violin lesson with her teacher in her home.

Should I Take Music Lessons?

by Phil Barrow December 19, 2016 Getting Started, Lessons

No matter young or old, there usually comes a moment (or many) in life when you gaze up at a

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Birds on power lines artistically representing musical notation.

How to Read Guitar Tabs

by Phil Barrow December 08, 2016 Guitar, Helpful Tips, How To

So you want to learn the guitar. You search the web for the intro to “Smoke on the Water” and

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A closeup of hands on the piano.

What to Expect During Your First Piano Lesson

by Phil Barrow November 18, 2016 Getting Started, Lessons, Piano

Whether you are signing up for piano lessons for your child or yourself, we often get a lot of questions

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A young girl practices a piece on her acoustic guitar.

What is a Good Age to Start Lessons?

by Phil Barrow November 10, 2016 Getting Started, Helpful Tips, Lessons

Music is the universal language that can reach beyond just about any barrier, including age. Learning to create beautiful sounds

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How to Take Care of Your Violin

by Phil Barrow October 14, 2015 Violin

If you’ve decided to take up the violin, congratulations! Learning to play a musical instrument is an incredibly exciting time

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How to Take Care of Your Piano

by Phil Barrow September 09, 2015 Helpful Tips, Piano

Whether you’re an accomplished pianist or a promising student that has decided to take the plunge and purchase your first

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A Brief History of the Piano

by Phil Barrow June 13, 2015 Piano

Whether you’re a brand new piano student or if you’ve been playing for years, you might wonder how this magnificent

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A photo of a man holding down a drum skin as he replaces drum heads.

Replacing Your Drum Heads

by Phil Barrow June 03, 2015 Drums, Helpful Tips

Drum heads absorb the brunt of all the enthusiasm you put into playing your drums. Check that, cymbals do too

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