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Lessons.com Hires 59 Local Austin Instructors in 2016
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Lessons.com Hires 59 Local Austin Instructors in 2016

It’s the 21st century, hiring a qualified instructor shouldn’t require so much work — this was the exact thought we had 2 years ago and we decided to take on, and hopefully solve, this extraordinary problem. Little did we know, its proven to be the hardest thing we’ve ever attempted but we’re making […]

10 Easy Songs to Play on the Ukulele
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10 Easy Songs to Play on the Ukulele

Once you’ve tuned up that ukulele, here are ten songs the beginner can play. Each song title is linked to an online video tutorial. Bohemian Rhapsody Jake Shimabukuro A,E,C,G Freddie Mercury planned to have this sound like an operatic piece from the beginning, long before any notes were penned, and […]

The 5 Best Cities for Musicians
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The 5 Best Cities for Musicians

The 5 Best Cities for Musicians Are…. #5 Chicago, Illinois Number of Artists: 1300 Population: 2,841,000 Chicago became the hub for jazz and blues in the northern hemisphere, and helped build the popularity of the genres. Jazz and blues are still huge today in Chicago. There are bars and clubs all […]

10 Famous Piano Songs
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10 Famous Piano Songs

  Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata: One of Beethoven’s most notable pieces, Beethoven wrote this song during the summer months of 1801 while staying on an estate in Hungary. He dedicated it to his student/love interest, 17-year-old Countess Giulietta Gucciardi (Beethoven was 31). The song didn’t receive its name until 30 years later, and was named […]

What Are Violin Strings Made Of?
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What Are Violin Strings Made Of?

What are violin strings made of? Well, way back when… The very first violin strings were made from the natural fibers found in sheep or goat intestines, and here’s how they did it. Washed As soon as the animals were killed, the intestines were removed, cleaned of all fecal matter, freed […]

Teach Yourself to Sing
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Teach Yourself to Sing

Teach Yourself to Sing Singing well is mostly about three things — breathing correctly, strengthening and conditioning your vocal chords, and practicing consistently. Breathing Exercises Most vocal teachers will begin your lessons by teaching you how to breathe the right way while you are singing, because breathing practice helps you learn […]

The 4 Greatest Pianists of All Time
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The 4 Greatest Pianists of All Time

4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang was born in Salzburg, Austria, in 1756. By the time he was four, he was able to learn an entire piece of music in thirty minutes, and by age five, he was playing the clavier (a keyboard instrument; especially baroque-era instruments such as the harpsichord, […]

10 Easy Songs to Play on the Guitar
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10 Easy Songs to Play on the Guitar

10 Easy Songs to Play on the Guitar The hardest part of learning to play the guitar is not just nursing your fingertips for weeks; it’s also finding songs that you actually enjoy vs. having to play the do-ray-me songs of your childhood. Below, we’ve added 10 songs you can […]

Top 12 Music Schools in the US
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Top 12 Music Schools in the US

Top 12 Music Schools in the US Every year, high school fledglings head off to unknown parts to follow their hearts and hone their talents at schools of music that will (hopefully) give them all the tools they need to turn their passions into careers. So on to our list. […]

Great Guitar and Music Quotes
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Great Guitar and Music Quotes

We’ve always had a strong affinity for the words that have come out of the mouths of guitarists and musical artists, and, at one point, one of FindAGuitarTeacher’s earlier designs incorporated hundreds of quotes we had collected over the years into the text that populated our thousands of pages. We […]

Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Gives Guitar Lesson!
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Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Gives Guitar Lesson!

You’re never too old or too young to learn, and, based on what Brittany Howard, lead singer and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, did, you’re never too famous to teach either. A story by Dave Pierini in Cult of Mac reveals that Brittany responded to a request for help with the […]

Meryl Streep: Guitar Lessons 8 Hours a Day For One Month
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Meryl Streep: Guitar Lessons 8 Hours a Day For One Month

I’ve been seeing posters like the one above for the newly released movie, Ricki and the Flash, (starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, and Rick Springfield) in my travels around New York City for quite a few weeks now and have to admit that I was […]

The Every-Other-Week Guitar Lesson Phenomenon
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The Every-Other-Week Guitar Lesson Phenomenon

James Berry, a guitar teacher on FindAGuitarTeacher, offering private guitar lessons in Brooklyn, has submitted the following article outlining his thoughts about the variable efficacy of guitar lesson length and guitar lesson intervals. We invite you to read what James has to say, as well as to weigh in with your perspective […]

A Visit to The Fender Guitar Factory
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A Visit to The Fender Guitar Factory

It would be nearly impossible to estimate the number of guitar teachers on FindAGuitarTeacher who own a Fender guitar or bass and/or suggest to their guitar students to purchase one. The Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars, as well as their Precision and Jazz basses have taken a god-like position in […]

You Tube Guitar Lessons Not As Good As The Real Thing!
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You Tube Guitar Lessons Not As Good As The Real Thing!

Minneapolis (Minnetrista) guitar Teacher Scott Jensen possesses strong and impassioned ideas about the value of learning guitar with a guitar teacher in person, and he was kind enough to send us this article in which he outlines the pitfalls of learning guitar via YouTube guitar lessons rather than availing yourself […]

It’s Called “Playing Guitar” For a Reason!
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It’s Called “Playing Guitar” For a Reason!

The idea of learning to play guitar is that it will enrich your life with the sheer pleasure of finding a way to express yourself and connect with others on a uniquely human level. However, all too often, aspiring guitarists (as well as accomplished guitarists) get distracted by the technical […]