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Quick Tips to Improve Guitar Tone

Every guitar player dreams of attaining perfect tone. While guitar lessons and practice will get you close, sometimes you need a little something extra to give you that special edge. For those occasions, try one of the resources below or use a combination of each to find your perfect sound.   1. Take Advantage of Amps

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How to Make Time For Hobbies

It’s no secret that life is busier than ever for most people these days. From school to work plus family time and everything in between, it can often seem like there are not enough hours in the day to fit everything in. As a result, many people focus solely on “must-dos” instead of making time

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Student Spotlight: Grady and Spencer Byrne

At Scottsdale Music Academy, we’ve been lucky enough to teach hundreds of talented music students throughout the years and have had the privilege of watching many of them go on to do amazing things in music. Today, we’re spotlighting two such former students who are killin’ it in all areas of music: Grady and Spencer

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3 Winning Strategies for Effective Online Learning

Given recent events, it’s no surprise that online learning is more popular than ever. Everything from school to music lessons and languages can all be learned online. It’s easy to see why online learning is on the rise: it’s convenient, can be done at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.

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Best Acoustic Guitars For Beginners

There are tons of different types of guitars—from acoustic to electric and classical, not to mention the various guitar brands that exist, each with their own unique features and selling points. Suffice it to say that all these options can make it a little hard to pick one, let alone the “right” one.  Luckily, the

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How to Motivate Yourself to Practice

Let’s face it…sometimes practicing can be a drag! After a long day at school or work, the last thing you feel like doing is sitting down to practice your instrument. But, as we all know, consistent practice is the only way to become the amazing musician you want to be! Contrary to what you might

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Now Offering Online Music Lessons

With ordinary life in upheaval and limited social activities to partake in, music can be the perfect pastime. As all musicians know, nothing lifts spirits more or engages the mind quite like music. That’s why Scottsdale Music Academy is happy to now offer virtual music lessons! Just because you’re stuck indoors doesn’t mean your  progress

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4 Key Indicators of a Good Music School

Here’s the cold hard truth: not all music lessons are created equal. The quality of music lessons can depend on many factors. To find a music school where you can be sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck, you’ll want to consider four key factors. Reputation When choosing a music teacher or music

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The Best Music Marketing Strategies for 2020

In our digitally-connected world, it’s easier than ever for musicians today to promote their music and expand their reach. Thanks to social media and the internet, a musician can successfully market themselves without needing a lot of moolah or an extensive music marketing plan. If you’re a local musician in Phoenix, Scottsdale or Tempe who

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4 Simple Tips for Singing High Notes

There’s a right way and wrong way to do most everything, including singing high notes. Learning how to sing high notes the right way (i.e. without straining your voice) can be tricky for a majority of singers to master, especially without guidance. Luckily, Scottsdale Music Academy is here to help! We’ve compiled some simple and

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Is Your Child Ready for Music Lessons?

As one of Scottsdale and Phoenix’s most popular spots for music lessons, we work with a variety of students of all different ages—from little ones to teens, college students, and yes, even adults! From our many years of experience, we’ve learned that (contrary to what most people might believe) there is no “right” age to

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Simple Drum Techniques to Drum Faster

If there’s one thing all drummers can agree on it’s that learning proper drum techniques can take time. As a newbie drummer, it’s natural to idolize more experienced drummers, especially those who can drum at lightning speeds. But with a little practice, some drum lessons, and a bit of determination, you, too, can join the

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WHY SMA

At Scottsdale Music Academy we make it our mission to ensure nothing stands in the way of musical expression. Our team of music pros has been where you are and understands just how hard learning music can be. Through our many years of experience, expert training, and plenty of trial and error along the way, we’ve mastered the art of music…and you can, too.

With custom and interactive music lessons, the freedom to learn how and when you want, and a team of real-life musicians by your side throughout it all, we make learning an instrument fun, easy, and foolproof.

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