• How To Maximize Your Music Lessons

    Posted May 22nd, 2018

    If you’ve made the wise decision to take music lessons, you’re well on your way to mastering your instrument.  Whether you play the guitar, drums, bass or sing vocals, music lessons are a great tool to help you learn to hone your craft and expand your skills. While music lessons are not required, they are...

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  • How To Soundproof Your Practice Space

    Posted May 3rd, 2018

    When first learning to play an instrument and establish yourself as a full-fledge musician, practice is absolutely mandatory. And while music lessons offer a great place for you to hone your craft, you need to practice on your own as well. That’s why an at-home practice space or rehearsal room is absolutely ...

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  • Why Music May Help You Live Longer

    Posted April 12th, 2018

    Everyone knows that playing an instrument is fun….just ask the students of our music lessons in Scottsdale if you need further proof! But did you also know that music is good for you, too? Music in general–whether listening to it or playing it–has been shown to have numerous health benefits. While gettin...

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  • How to “Spring Clean” Your Music Goals

    Posted April 1st, 2018

    With flowers in bloom, bright sunny skies all over Phoenix, and the vocal melodies of birds to wake to, it’s safe to say spring is officially upon us. And we all know what that means…spring cleaning! Spring is the unofficial time to cast aside the old and usher in the new. For some, that means organizi...

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  • Why People That Play An Instrument Are Generally Happier

    Posted March 19th, 2018

    It’s safe to say that everyone could use a little more happiness in their life. While a weeklong vacation, new puppy, or tub of ice cream (my personal favorite) are sure to do the trick, there’s another resource that people often overlook ….music! Think about it. What lifts the mood at a party better th...

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  • Gibson Guitar Facing Bankruptcy

    Posted March 9th, 2018

    Say it ain’t so! Last week, reports surfaced that legendary guitar manufacturer Gibson Brands, Inc. (commonly known as Gibson Guitar) is facing pending bankruptcy, and may likely close its doors in the near future unless it can get back on financial track. For guitar players young and old who use Gibson guit...

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  • Get Better At Music By Having A Growth Mindset

    Posted February 23rd, 2018

    There’s no doubt about it: learning to play an instrument is hard! When learning to play music for the first time, it’s inevitable that you’ll run into challenges and be frustrated at times. However, the overall learning process should be an enjoyable one. If it isn’t, you’re probably approaching it ...

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  • 3 Reasons Why Your Progress Is Slow and How To Fix It

    Posted February 12th, 2018

    When it comes to learning an instrument, there are a lot of ups and downs.  In fact, the path to being a musician is almost never a straight line; rather, it’s a curvy, windy road filled with lots of successes and a few inevitable setbacks. While it would be nice to progress at lightning speed, the fact is ...

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  • 4 Guaranteed Ways to Break Out of a Rut

    Posted February 3rd, 2018

    Whether you’re a musician who’s been taking music lessons for years, brand new to playing music, or even Lady Gaga herself, it’s inevitable that you’ll fall victim to a rut at some point or another. The sad truth is musical ruts happen to the best of us, and while they’re a major drag, they don’t h...

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  • How Music Keeps Us Young

    Posted January 25th, 2018

    If you’re looking for the fountain of youth, you probably won’t find it in a fancy car shop or in the beauty aisle of a drug store (contrary to all those TV commercials); but you might just find it on the radio, Spotify, or even at Scottsdale Music Academy. That’s right…there’s yet another reason...

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