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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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  • Aretha Franklin: A Music Legend

    Posted August 28th, 2018

    R.E.S.P.E.C.T Earlier this month singers and music lovers everywhere mourned the death of one of music’s greats: eighteen-time Grammy winner and “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin.  The legendary singer passed away at her home in Detroit on August 16th at age 76 after a severe bout of pancreatic cancer. Fr...

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  • The Best After School Activities

    Posted August 14th, 2018

    For some kids in Phoenix and Scottsdale, school is back in full swing, and for others, it’s right around the corner! While kids are deciding what supplies to get, whom to sit with in the cafeteria, and which courses will require the most work, there’s another important decision that needs to be made: after...

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  • 4 Easy Ways To Improve Your Guitar Speed

    Posted July 31st, 2018

    Everything is more fun with a little speed, especially the guitar! But playing an instrument fast isn’t as easy as pressing on the gas pedal when your cruising down an empty road in Phoenix. In order to develop your speed as a guitar player, you’ll need to practice. While guitar lessons and band rehearsals...

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  • Your Guide To Understanding Vocal Range

    Posted July 24th, 2018

    Like snowflakes, no two singers are alike. Every singer has their own unique voice, and knowing how to use that voice is the first step to learning how to sing like a pro. While we’d all love to be able to hit high notes like Ariana Grande or belt out ballades like Adele, and sing any song we wanted, the fac...

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  • 3 Tips For Keyboard Players

    Posted July 13th, 2018

    Learning to play the keyboard or piano is a lot like learning to ride a bike: it’ll be bumpy at first, but with a little time and practice you’ll be cruising before you know it!  But with so much to learn, it can be tough to decide where to start.   Luckily, Scottsdale Music Academy has got you cover...

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  • Bass Vs Guitar: What’s the difference?

    Posted June 30th, 2018

    If you’re an aspiring musician, choosing what instrument to play is often the hardest part! You might not know the basic differences between various instruments, especially when it comes to the guitar and bass, which are quite similar to one another on the surface. Yet, for all their similarities, there are ...

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  • How to Prepare For Your First Performance

    Posted June 11th, 2018

    One of the most thrilling parts of being a musician is sharing your talents with others through performances and live shows. While this can be a fun, adrenaline-filled experience, it can also be quite nerve wracking. To ensure you deliver your best performance possible, you’ll want to be as prepared as you c...

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  • Best Apps for Keyboard Players

    Posted May 29th, 2018

    If you’re a keyboard player and you’re looking to up your game, you’ve come to the right place. Those who are serious about their craft already know that music lessons, frequent practice, and goal setting are the main ingredients to keyboard playing success. But to give yourself an extra edge, consider a...

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