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  • 4 Guaranteed Ways to Break Out of a Rut

    Posted February 3rd, 2018

    Whether you’re a musician who’s been taking music lessons for years, brand new to playing music, or even Lady Gaga herself, it’s inevitable that you’ll fall victim to a rut at some point or another. The sad truth is musical ruts happen to the best of us, and while they’re a major drag, they don’t h...

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  • How Music Keeps Us Young

    Posted January 25th, 2018

    If you’re looking for the fountain of youth, you probably won’t find it in a fancy car shop or in the beauty aisle of a drug store (contrary to all those TV commercials); but you might just find it on the radio, Spotify, or even at Scottsdale Music Academy. That’s right…there’s yet another reason...

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  • 3 Tips To Help You Sing Better

    Posted January 15th, 2018

    What’s the secret formula to singing? Surprisingly, there isn’t one! While there are certain best practices that all singers follow, true vocal chops like those of Beyonce or Adele take years of practice, vocal lessons, and hard work. However, there are several proven techniques that are guaranteed to enha...

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  • Use SMART Goals To Make 2018 Amazing

    Posted January 7th, 2018

    It’s a new year…that means time for a whole new set of goals! Here at Scottsdale Music Academy, we know a thing or two about what it takes to make a dream a reality.  Once newbie musicians, we transformed ourselves into the seasoned, professional music instructors we are now through hard work, profess...

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  • Guitar Chord Tutorial: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    Posted December 22nd, 2017

    The tree is up, the ornaments are hung, and there’s red and green everywhere you look. In other words, Christmas is right around the corner! While festive decor is a holiday must, no Christmas would be complete without music (and plenty of presents, of course)! It’s amazing how just a few notes of Christma...

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  • 4 No Fail Ways To Boost Your Guitar Practice Routine

    Posted December 6th, 2017

    Keeping up with a regular practice routine and making the most out of your guitar lessons is perhaps one of the hardest parts about learning to play the guitar. Not only are the notes and chords new, but for most people, so is the idea of a set practice routine. Generally speaking, when it comes to practicing ...

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  • Are You Stressed? Why Learning An Instrument Helps Relieve Stress

    Posted November 30th, 2017

    Like it or not, no one is immune to stress! Everyone experiences it at some point or another…just like the flu. But unlike the flu, there isn’t a vaccine to protect you from it! There are, however, several coping mechanisms and outlets to help keep stress at bay–one of which is music. Music has long ...

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  • The Top 3 Mistakes Beginning Piano Students Make, And How To Avoid Them

    Posted November 20th, 2017

    Learning to play the piano is an exciting experience but it can also be an intimidating one. From notes to scales and proper piano fingering, there’s a lot for a new pianist to learn! With so much to keep up with and remember, it’s only inevitable that beginning piano students will make some mistakes along...

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  • Why Learning Music Online Is Holding You Back

    Posted November 8th, 2017

    There are some things you can learn solely online like how to cook the perfect pie or how to fix a broken toilet. Then there are other things, like learning how to play an instrument, where face-to-face interaction is a better bet. Although online music lessons are quite popular these days, they’re definitel...

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  • [VIDEO] How To Play The Munsters Theme Song on Guitar

    Posted October 31st, 2017

    Halloween is officially upon us! While you no doubt have your costume ready to go and plenty of candy on hand, there’s one thing you’re likely missing: a spooky Halloween anthem! While orange and black are the traditional All Hallows’ Eve must-haves, an eerie Halloween song is just what you need to take ...

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