by Sophia Hammond Along with the arts and physical education, music is one of the programs most likely to be cut when school budgets decline. According to the American Public Broadcast System, however, this could be a major mistake. While the benefits of music education may not be as obvious as those of English or science courses, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Music Education and Why It Matters
I really like playing fingerstyle arrangements. I realized that through studying classical one can develop the best technique for playing guitar and by studying Jazz Improvisation one can learn to “go with the flow” and interact with music like riding a wave. When it comes to fingerstyle arrangements something just hits me when I hear […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Playing Viva La Vida Using Fingerstyle Arrangement
I’m often asked the question from adults who are beginners on the guitar, “How much time should I practice?” I always say, “As much as you can,” but we need to be realistic here, too. The issue really comes down to how much time do you really have to practice? As an adult you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How Much Time Should I Practice?
Most of the time the younger children ages 5 through 10 usually don’t have a preference as to what style of music they want to learn so I always recommend starting in a good method. What I mean by that is that it progresses easily and builds step by step so that what is learned […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How I Start Teaching Children