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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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  • 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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