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  • 4 Tips On How To Start A Band

    Posted November 14th, 2018

    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 your...

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  • Songwriting 101:Tips For Composing Your Own Music

    Posted October 22nd, 2018

    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 s...

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  • What Our Students Are Saying

    Posted October 20th, 2018

    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 fo...

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  • Learn The “Hendrix Chord”

    Posted October 16th, 2018

    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 as ‘The Hendrix Chord...

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  • Adult Music Lessons In Scottsdale

    Posted October 16th, 2018

      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

    Posted October 13th, 2018

    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 low Keep...

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  • Fall Concerts to Keep On Your Radar

    Posted October 8th, 2018

    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 adv...

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  • Saydi Driggers, Part 2

    Posted October 3rd, 2018

    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 everywher...

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  • Meet Our Newest Music Instructor: Saydi Driggers

    Posted September 20th, 2018

    Multi-Talented Musician Saydi’s music journey began when she was just four years old. When most kids her age were just learning their letters, Saydi was learning to play the piano. She initially became interested in the instrument while watching her cousin play, and fell even more in love with it when she fi...

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  • How To Find The Perfect Music Teacher

    Posted September 5th, 2018

    When learning to play music, there are certain must-haves that will making the learning process exponentially easier and as frustration free as can be. One of those must-haves is a music teacher. But not just any music teacher…the right music teacher. Once you’ve settled on an instrument to learn, the next...

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