Why You Should Learn to Play an Instrument in 2019

Another year is almost upon us! That means another year to learn new skills, tackle long-lost dreams, and create more experiences. When considering your New Year’s resolutions this year, be sure to add learning an instrument to the top of your list. In addition to being a fun and rewarding hobby, playing an instrument supplies

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Best Gifts For Musicians

The holidays are right around the corner—and you know what that means—it’s gift-giving time! If you have a musician in your life, we know just what to get them this holiday season. We’ve compiled a special gift guide created specifically with musicians in mind. No matter what instrument they play or what skill level they’re

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The Dos and Don’ts of Playing the Keyboard

Unfortunately, there’s no step-by-step training manual when it comes to playing the keyboard. There are, however, certain dos and don’ts of the craft. To help you become the best keyboard player you can be, we’ve assembled a list of the most common rules to follow when first learning to play the keyboard or piano. These

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Learn About Different Types of Drumsticks

If you’re taking drum lessons you probably know that a variety of drum types exist, but if you’re new to playing drums you might not know that a variety of drumsticks also exist. Each different type of drumstick serves a specific purpose and is often used for only certain genres of music. Here you’ll learn

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4 Tips On How To Start A Band

Playing in a band is a natural next step after you’ve mastered the basics and advance your skills with music lessons. But many musicians don’t know where to begin when it comes to finding bandmates and playing as a group. If you’ve dreamed of playing in a band, but can’t find one to join, here’s

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Songwriting 101:Tips For Composing Your Own Music

Playing the guitar and songwriting go hand in hand. While not all guitarists write their own songs, many do (like Taylor Swift, John Mayer and Ed Sheeran). If you’ve never written a song before, it can seem like a daunting endeavor, but luckily we’ve prepared this handy dandy list of tips to help get you

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What Our Students Are Saying

Check out what our students are saying about their lesson experience! It’s easy to say we have the best music lessons in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Paradise Valley but it’s always better to hear it from students and parents that are taking lessons. Give us a call to schedule a trial lesson and see for yourself

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Learn The “Hendrix Chord”

I can’t think of a another time that a guitar chord was referred to by the arstist that used it more than name the actual name of the chord. The E7 #9 chord is uesed every where, but in Jimi Hendrix defenitly made this a part of his sound. This chord is commonly referred to

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Adult Music Lessons In Scottsdale

  Good adult music lessons in Scottsdale are hard to come by. Finding someone with enough teaching experience and knowledge of your specific genre can be a challenge. We here at Scottsdale Music Academy have been at the lesson thing for quite a while and believe you can learn an instrument if your 6 years

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3 Tips For Beginning Guitarists

When you first start playing guitar there can be a lot of information flying at you. And in today’s world with so many sources to find the information it can sometimes be a curse rather than a blessing. Not worry though, here are 3 quick and dirty tips for a beginning guitarist. Keep your wrist

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Fall Concerts to Keep On Your Radar

As a musician, concerts are a vital part of your training regimen—and if they’re not, they should be! Not only are concerts an all-around good time, they can also be an excellent learning experience and a solid source of motivation. Let’s face it—while music lessons and practicing are great ways to advance your skills, to

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Saydi Driggers, Part 2

To recap, in our last blog post we introduced you to Scottsdale Music Academy’s newest music instructor: Saydi Driggers. She teaches everything from piano to vocals, bass and guitar, and plays shows with her band Whstle among other musical endeavours.  In other words, she’s what newbie musicians everywhere aspire to be! But don’t be mistaken—just

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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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