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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The Best Vocal Cool Down Exercises For Singers

Chances are you’ve heard that vocal warmups are key to keeping a singer’s voice in tip-top shape. But, did you also know that cooling down after a performance is just as important? Any vocal lessons instructor will tell you that cooling down after prolonged singing should be a routine habit for all vocalists no matter

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How To Prepare For Your Kid’s First Music Lesson

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to support your kids and help them reach their goals. When it comes to learning music, that means enrolling your child in music lessons and finding them the best music teacher Scottsdale and Phoenix has to offer! To ensure your child gets the most out

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An Intro Into Guitar Wood Types

When you think of acoustic guitars, wood probably doesn’t spring to mind but it should. Wood is one of the main materials used in the construction of guitars. Not only that, but the type of wood used can have a profound impact on a guitar’s overall sound. Interested in learning more? Read on to discover

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Make The School Year Better With Music Lessons

Are you suffering from the back-to-school blues? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! While all the early mornings, homework, and constant routine can be a drag, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun along the way. In fact, one of the best and easiest ways to spice up the school year is by learning a new

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How to Choose The Right Music Teacher

While there are many paths to music stardom, most involve some combo of practice, music lessons, and a supportive and caring music teacher to guide your learning. In fact, a good music teacher is absolutely critical and can make all the difference! But, just like no two instruments are alike, neither are music teachers. To

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An Intro To Reading Music

Although many people long to play an instrument, they are often reluctant to learn because they don’t know how to read music. But contrary to popular belief, learning to read music isn’t as hard as it seems! If you’re interested in learning to play an instrument, don’t let your lack of music knowledge stop you.

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Differences Between Acoustic vs Electric Guitars

One of the biggest decisions new guitar players must make is whether to learn to play an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar first. While similar in many ways, the two types of guitars have some big differences. If you’re still considering which type of guitar to learn first, read on below to discover 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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