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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Guitar Picks 101: How to Pick Your Pick

Although small in size, guitar picks possess a lot of power. In fact, many beginning guitar players often don’t realize just how important guitar picks really are. While it is very possible to play the guitar without a pick (and sometimes preferred for stylistic reasons), these small, but mighty tools can have a surprisingly big

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Tips for Choosing a Good Band Name

Once you’ve reached that point in your music career where you’ve perfected your skills to a T and learned all you can through music lessons, the next logical step is showcasing your talents around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and beyond! For a majority of musicians, that means forming a band or joining an existing one. If

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Why Music Lessons Make The Perfect Holiday Gift

Make this holiday season shine! Instead of giving your loved ones yet another typical gift, why not give them something unique and extra special? This year, shake things up by giving them the gift of music lessons, one of the only gifts in the world that actually gives back in return. Read on to discover

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The Best Motivational Tips to Reach Your Music Dreams

Going after your dreams is never easy. In fact, at times, it can seem almost impossible. Between all the music lessons, practice sessions and new songs, any musician (no matter how great) is bound to get burnt out at one time or another. When those hard times hit and your musical dreams seem more out

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Beat The Winter Blues With the Power of Music

During these chilly winter months, it’s not uncommon to feel a little down in the dumps. Without the normal sunshine that’s characteristic of Phoenix and Scottsdale during the majority of the year, the time between December through February can seem extra long and gloomy. But fear not—there’s a cure for your winter blues…we’re talking about

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The Most Common Types of Piano and Keyboard Pedals

As you get more comfortable playing the piano or keyboard, you’ll want to learn as much about your instrument as you can. Once you’ve had a few keyboard lessons under your belt and have mastered various fingering techniques, the next logical step is learning about pedals! Both pianos and keyboards use a variety of pedals,

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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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