Posted June 14th, 2017

    Throughout the course of our lives, many find solace in music. It can move you in ways nothing else can. Certain bands bring certain emotions to a person, and people interpret the thoughts of musicians in different ways. From listening to so much music in such a short amount of time, I frequently discover art...

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  • Rockin’ the Bass Guitar into a Band

    Posted June 13th, 2017

    Are you one of those music kids who wants to get into a band? If so, then taking bass lessons in Scottsdale might be the quickest route into a band. Solid, dependable bass players are always in demand in Phoenix music groups – a quick look at the Craigslist ads for bass players tell that tale. Bass play...

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    Posted June 10th, 2017

    Learning how to play guitar really starts with the strings. Beginner guitarists need to know the difference between a high E and a low E string, and how to fit these into your musical foundation.   Our owner and lead instructor John walks us through the video below with a basic understanding of how open ...

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  • Music Lessons this Summer

    Posted June 6th, 2017

    Summer is a great time of year to slow down work activities, take vacations, and relax more in the warm sunshine. But summer is also a time when music students slow down their music practicing and rehearsing. But this is a practice we recommend against, as it could hurt the musical momentum that has been built...

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  • Mac Demarco- ‘This Old Dog’ Album Review

    Posted May 31st, 2017

    By: SMA Student Veronica Fedri This year brings another batch of new and interesting music, but one of the most stand out artists of this year is Mac Demarco.  On May 5, 2017, his third studio album This Old Dog was released. The four singles off of this LP set the tone for the rest of the album. Unlike previ...

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  • Bang on the Drums All Day

    Posted May 22nd, 2017

    You know you’ve got a great rhythm. You see it in your finger snaps, your walking, your attention to sounds and patterns. If you are one of those kids or grownups who likes a great beat and responds well to it, then you might be the right person to take drum lessons in Scottsdale at Scottsdale Music Academy ...

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  • Winning at Music Instruction!

    Posted May 9th, 2017

    Month in and month out, our music instructors at Scottsdale Music Academy work hard to teach students how best to learn and get good on an instrument. The music learning process doesn’t happen overnight. So it’s in this learning time that our instructors and students find certain moments of music magic to ...

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  • Key Benefits of Music Lessons

    Posted April 30th, 2017

    It’s a well-worn tale, the story of the parents who push their kids into playing music on some instrument. “Why?” the kids ask. “Because we said so” the parents reply. Some kids warm to the opportunity right away and jump into the music lessons with enthusiasm. Other kids might shrug their shoulders ...

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  • Tips for Shooting a DIY Band Video

    Posted April 20th, 2017

    Today’s fans don’t just want to hear your music, they want to watch a video to see how you and your band look. Making a band video is one of the new skills that are necessary for bands to learn today. At Scottsdale Music Academy, we often shoot starter videos of the students so that they can see how they s...

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  • Led Zeppelin “Black Dog” Guitar Tutorial

    Posted April 3rd, 2017

    Hi, guitar players! We want you to achieve your musical goals in 2017, so let’s do this! We’re Scottsdale’s leading music academy for beginning and intermediate musicians, and we want to help you get better on your chosen instrument. Our talented music instructors work with you and your schedule and budg...

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